Before Jesus ascends into heaven, he gives his disciples one last commandment: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19–20 ESV). We are saved from sin to a life of purpose. We are to proclaim the message of hope and salvation to a world that desperately needs to hear it.

We seek to know Jesus and make him known locally, nationally, and internationally by equipping our body of believers for the work of ministry and sending them on mission both individually and corporately.

local sphere of influence

As we grow in our relationship with Jesus, we look to share what he has done and is doing in our lives with our family, friends, coworkers, and whomever else we come in contact with--our unique sphere of influence. 

We encourage all of our people to be involved in the mission of God right here in our community whether that is getting to know their neighbors, investing in a local school, or in connection with local non-profit organizations like Sav-A-Life, Tuscaloosa Angels, Tuscaloosa International Friends, Purchase with a Purpose, and others. 

God is gathering a people for his own possession from every tongue, tribe, and nation. He invites us as believers, his Church, to be a part of his grand plan of redemption both in our everyday spheres of influence and to the ends of the earth. We want to be a part of bringing the good news of Jesus to the nations. We see global missions as more than short-term tourism, but an opportunity for long-term partnership with missionaries and church planters around the world.

We send teams to support our long-term partners for weeks and months at a time and desire to send long-term laborers to places in need of a gospel presence. 


National & INTERNATIONAL missions


Church planting is another way we can corporately work together to foster gospel growth. A natural result of a maturing body of Christ is that it produces good fruit. As the church grows, it is important that we reproduce ourselves. We want to equip young leaders to lead gospel-centered churches in our community and across the world. We want to build growing and thriving biological and spiritual families that understand their role as believers: to know Jesus and make him known. One of the ways we are actively preparing to send people to plant churches from our body is through the Residency Program.

  • Justin and Lacy McKay, along with their Launch Team, are planting The Local Church in Arvada, CO. In partnership with the North American Mission Board and the Send Network, they desire to be a local church for the local people with a local mission. We love being partners with TLC and are excited to see how God will build his church in Olde Town Arvada.

    Learn more about the Local Church here.