Glocal Mission is a multi-ethnic network of disciples of Jesus committed to intentionally seek the lost, disciple the found, and multiply disciple makers and churches locally (Houston, TX) and globally (USA and around the world) with caring love of God.
The Term GLOCAL /ˈɡlōk(ə)l/ is not a typo but fusion of both global and local. The term glocal reflects or characterizes by both local and global considerations. It’s not a global or local missions. It’s not overseas or domestic missions. It’s BOTH global AND local missions. Our God is Glocal Missionary God for Glocal Mission field. Remember: You’re either a mission field or missionary by vocation.
Glocal Mission equips and mobilizes people to become everyday disciple making missionaries by vocation in their own backyard and beyond (GloCally) to make eternal difference in their community, for their community and with their community.
Vision Statement: We want to see more lost people being saved with the gospel, the hurting people being met their needs holistically, more gospel-centered and great commission-driven disciple makers and churches being multiplied from every nation, tribe, language, and people group to God's glory and for the common good! (cf. Rev. 5:9; 7:9)
There Exist Only Two Kinds of People - Mission Field or Missionary (Ekklesia=sent ones with a missional vocation and purpose). Those who are perishing or those who are being saved. Lost or Saved. (1 Cor. 1:18; 1 P. 2:7; 2 Cor. 4:3-4; 2:12; 3:14) "Every heart without Christ is a mission field and every heart with Christ is a missionary by vocation." -Rev. Dr. David Kim
Eternity Matters: Lost people matter to God and matter to us. (Ezek. 34:16, Matt. 28:18-20; 24:14; Luke 15:40, Luke 19:10, Acts 1:8)
Multiplication –We believe in healthy disciples and churches that multiply (Deut. 1:11; Gen. 13:16; Gen. 22:17; Acts 6:7)
Holistic Ministry & Discipleship– We believe in ministry, outreach, and discipleship to the whole person and for common good of the whole community. (Deut. 14:29; Lev. 25:39-50; Ex21:1-6; Matt. 9:35-38; Matt. 25:40- 45)
Missional Stewardship – Our Talent, Time, and Treasure are God’s, therefore, they are to be managed wisely and invested generously for the sake of the Gospel and for the common good. (2 S. 24:24; 1 Chron. 29:1-19; Mal. 3:6-10; Matt. 6:19-21; Matt. 14:13-21; Lk. 12:13-21, 48; Lk. 16:1-13; 1 Cor. 4:1-2; Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 3:1-21)
Servant Leadership - Leading by serving, serving by leading. (Jn. 13:1-7; Matt. 20:25-28; Mark 8:33-38; Phil. 1:2, 25-30)
Relationships – We believe ministry is most fruitful when done through grace- centered relationships. (Col. 3:18-4:6; Rom. 12:9-21)
Accountability – We are accountable to God and to His people for the gifts He’s given us and the ministry He’s called us to. (Luke 10:17-20; 2 Kg. 5:15-17; Amos. 3;1-2; Acts 14:26-2; 2 Cor. 8:21)
Living Coram Deo – Living our entire life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, to the pleasure and glory of God alone. Therefore, whatever we are doing, wherever we are doing it, and however we do it, we are acting under the gaze of God. (Ps. 51:9-12; Dt. 31:16-18; Ps. 27:9-10; Lk. 22:61-62; 2 Cor. 4:14)
Prayer – When we kneel down God is at work. However, prayer does not eliminate our need to plan and act. (Neh. 2:4; 2 Kgs. Ex. 32:9-14; Ex. 14:15; Gn. 18: 20-33; Phil. 4:6- 7; 1 Chron. 4:9-10; 2 Chron. 20:1ff; 1 John 5:14-15, 1 Tim. 2:2; Col. 1:9-14; Acts 4:24- 30; John 17:1ff; Lk. 10:2; 18:1; Mk. 9:29; Ps. 122:6-9)
4 Self Church Planting Principles - Churches that are self-sustaining, self-governing, self-propagating and self-theologizing (theology in lower case differing from theology in capital letter). (Acts 14:21; 16:5; 8:4, 15:21; 19:9-10)
Ethnic Diversity – We believe that God loves all people and commands us to reach all people regardless of race, color, and language. We understand the linguistic and cultural differences and diverse spiritual giftedness but these must not be the the barriers but blessings and edification of people for the sake of the gospel and for the common good. (1 Cor. 12; Rom. 12; Eph. 4:11-16; Rev. 7:9; Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)
Indigenous Ministry – We are committed to working through local harvest workers and leaders that God has placed in their community for their community and with their community. Local leaders are those that best understand the means, manner, and methods that communicate truth within the context of their culture without compromising the Gospel. (1 Cor. 9:19-23; John. 20:21,22; 1 Ts. 1:5-8; 2 Tim. 2:1-3)
Team Ministry – The Great Commission is too big for anyone to accomplish alone and too important not to try to do it together. (taken from Missio Nexus) (Rom. 12:3-8; Eccl. 4:12; 1 Cor. 12:12-31; 1 Cor. 10:24; Mark 2:14-17; Eph. 4:1-8)
Houston Demographic Facts
- Nearly 7 Million Residents
- Over 220 Spoken Languages
- 142 Distinct Nationalities
- Over 70,000 Refugees
- 75% Unchurched
- 41% speak a language other than English at home
- 350 different identified ethnolinguistic people groups
- 1 Million residents are foreign born
“Greater Houston has become one of the nation’s most ethnically and culturally diverse metropolitan areas” –Stephen Klineberg
World Demographic Facts
- 7.7 Billion People
- 6,510 Languages Spoken
- 7,082 Unreached People Groups
- 41% of the World is Unreached
The Union Baptist Association reports, “At the present rate of growth, it would take 1450+ years and a cost of 47.9 billion to reach our current population.
Buddy graduated from the University of Houston in December of 2017 with a B.A. in Interpersonal Communications. He completed two short term mission trips to Mexico before completing a five month Discipleship Training School, which included a 2 month mission trip to Southeast Asia. Buddy will be joining Glocal to organize short term missions teams domestically and internationally, build the local church, and reach the nations right here in our city and beyond! Buddy will also be enrolling in Concordia University in the spring of 2019 to begin his coursework for a Masters of Theology.