Missions

Missions Committee

Big Canoe Chapel MissionsThe Big Canoe Chapel offers financial support and service to a number of ministries both regionally and around the world through the Missions Committee. These are all Christian-based ministries, through which the Big Canoe Chapel can witness to God’s love for us by showing our love to the people served by these ministries. We offer financial support only after a thorough review of the needs of the ministry and the numbers of people served by the ministry. Also, we serve these ministries through a number of short term mission trips, sponsored and endorsed by the Chapel with teams of Chapel members. In the past several years Mission Teams have worked in Nicaragua and Russia as well as in the inner city of Atlanta and in the storm ravaged Mississippi Gulf Coast. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the Missions Committee is to empower Christian ministries with Chapel funding and human resources to support their efforts (1) to share the gospel, (2) to teach and nurture believers, (3) and to show compassion to people in need resulting in an opportunity to demonstrate the grace and love of God through Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Purpose

The purpose of the Mission Committee is to empower Christian Ministries with Chapel funding and human resources to support their efforts:

  • To share the gospel
  • Teach and nurture believers
  • Show compassion to people in need

Mission

To grow people’s relationship with God, who draws us to himself in Jesus and with one another through worship, education, outreach, fellowship and involvement. We embrace core Christian beliefs and traditions and affirm the authority of Scripture and the importance of prayer, all in a multi-denominational setting. The Chapel will always provide a compassionate and caring central focus for the Big Canoe community and gladly share the monetary and human resources, entrusted to us by God, to reach out to people in need, both at home and around the world.

Activities

The Big Canoe Chapel Mission Committee identifies, evaluates and selects on behalf of the membership, worthy Christian humanitarian causes for the Chapel’s support. It is responsible for managing the annual mission budget and approving the disbursement of all mission funds. The committee recommends policies to the Board of Trustees regarding the Chapel’s mission programs. The Chapel Missions Committee identifies, evaluates, and selects on behalf of the membership, worthy Christian and humanitarian causes for the Chapel’s support. It is responsible for preparing and managing the annual mission’s budget and approving the disbursement of all missions’ funds. The committee recommends policies to the Board regarding the Chapel’s missions programs.

Trips

2017 Mission Trip

“The Ecuador Mission Trip for 2017 will depart on May 26 and return on June 4.  The 10 day trip will take us thru the gorgeous Ecuadorian mountainsides, gorges and rivers to the jungle where we will do VBS with the Jungle Kids for Christ 5 & 6 grade kids, do some maintenance projects and bond together in the evenings with devotional time.  There is a special day set aside for a charter airplane trip deep into the jungle to visit the Waodoni Tribe.  These are the people who murdered the 5 missionaries in the 1960’s,  but have been redeemed by the work of the surviving  missionary wives over the decades.  Truly a remarkable transformation and experience.  We will also stay in Quito briefly to visit a ministry that rescues young girls from sex trafficing and we will take in some of the tourist sights.
Great opportunity to grow in ministry and to witness to others.  Grand children are welcome; this year we have 4 on the team.

Any questions, call Gary Gotfredson, 678-428-8142.”

2016 Mission Tripmission-1

On May 27 a group from the Chapel traveled to Misahualli, Napo, Ecuador to participate in the “Jungle Kids for Christ” mission.

  • The vision is to educate the kids of the jungle region to reach the full potential that God has intended for them.  

2015 Mission Trip

Equador

2014 Mission Trip

Nicaragua