Mark 16:15 Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature
Missions is at the heart of God's work, and it’s the heart of HBF. Mathew 28:18-20 gives us clear instruction that we’re to participate in the spreading of the gospel message to as much of the world population as God so desires us to reach.
We accomplish this mandate in several ways …
First, by encouraging members to make it a priority to participate, in some way, on a mission team, traveling either domestically or internationally to gain exposure to God working in other cultures.
Second, by encouraging members to support, through prayer and, if possible, financially, the ministry of missionaries with whom HBF has developed a relationship. To accomplish this, we’ve established several prayer support teams, consisting of members who desire to lift up and support a particular missionary in a long-term commitment.
Third, We are to be a sending church, sending our own missionaries as God leads.
There are two levels of support for missionaries God leads us to partner with. The first is approved missionaries, the second is supported missionaries. Being added to our approved list means we see the hand of God on a missionary and we are looking to see if an active relationship develops between our church body and the missionary. We encourage this in order to strengthen relationships between our people and you as the missionary. When we see that the relationship is deepening we then financially support the missionary from our mission fund in addition to the free will offerings of our members.