Spreading a passion for the glory of God

Declaring His Glory Among the Nations

Here a biblical description of missions:

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?”
Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Isaiah 6:8 (NASB)

How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed?
How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard?
And how will they hear without a preacher?
How will they preach unless they are sent?
Just as it is written,
Romans 10:14-15 (NASB)

The Goers, the Senders, and the Disobedient

We function under the biblical conviction that when it comes to missions, there are only three kinds of Christians: the goers, the senders, and the disobedient. Which will you be? Join us and explore what part God would have you play in the area of missions.

Missions Exists Because Worship Doesn’t

The reason man was created in the beginning and the reason the church is being recreated in the end is for the worship of God. Missions therefore is neither God’s primary end nor the primary end of the church. It is a means to the primary end of worship. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. There will be no missions in the age to come. Worship will be our life. Missions is not our ultimate goal. It is a means to our goal. – John Piper, Desiring God

Short-term Missions Trips

Attention college students and anyone else interested in short-term missions trips: If you are considering going on a short-term missions trip with a group other than GBF, please pick up a copy of the GBF Short-Term Missions Policy and application. This packet explains our policies and how the Missions Team may be of assistance to you in planning your trip.


Papua New Guinea
New Tribes Missions
New Tribes Missions Website
About the Palmers Website
San Francisco, CA
Jews for Jesus
Jews for Jesus Website
Susan Perlman’s Website
Uganda, Africa
Uganda Coalition of Northern California Churches
Uganda, Africa
Uganda Coalition of Northern California Churches
Piaroa Website
Pioneers Website
Spirit of Martyrdom
Spirit of Martyrdom Website

Praying For Missionaries

Day of Week Prayer Category Specific Requests
Monday Relationship with God
  1. Daily feeding on the Word
  2. Daily prayer life
  3. Filling with the Holy Spirit
  4. Spiritual maturity and growth in grace
  5. Victory over Satan, sin, and the flesh
Tuesday Physical and emotional life
  1. Adaptation to climate
  2. Health
  3. Safety, stamina, and a sense of priority
  4. Victory over depression, loneliness, and discouragement
Wednesday Family
  1. Husband and wife relationship
  2. Raising children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord
  3. Salvation and spiritual growth of their children
  4. Children’s health and education
  5. Relationships with others
  6. Open doors into the lives of nationals
  7. Family life as a model to nationals
Thursday Ability to communicate
  1. Language study
  2. Continual improvement in fluency
  3. Cultural adaptation and understanding
Friday Ministry
  1. Teaching, preaching, witnessing, discipling, counseling
  2. Boldness and open doors
  3. Opportunities to proclaim the mystery of the gospel
  4. Prepared hearts and fruitfulness
  5. Empowering by the Holy Spirit
Saturday Relationship with fellow workers
  1. Other missionaries
  2. National evangelists, pastors, and teachers
Sunday Place of service
  1. National and local government leaders
  2. Political situation
  3. Visas
  4. Continued open doors for preaching the gospel (especially in closed countries)
  5. Outreach to cities, villages, and tribes