Nations Reaching Nations

South American Missionary Samuel Escobar wrote a book titled, The Gospel from Everywhere to Everywhere.  What this phrase envisions on a global scale is happening at WBC.  In Acts 17:26-27 Paul describes what God is doing in the world:  

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him.

With members from fifty nations and living in a community that has close to every nation represented, God has placed WBC in a unique position to serve on mission and has opened up some ways in which we can go on mission. God uses "people on the move" in unique ways.  Social media demonstrates how interconnected the world is.  Human networks are not a new concept.  

All through the pages of Acts one can see how God used the exile of the Jews and the synagogues they set up as the seedbed for the Apostles church planting strategy.  Paul himself was a beneficiary of such people movements.  He started his first missionary journey after a year at the first multi-ethnic (and global) church in Antioch.  After this year he was readily received through the known world.  Many of his partners used a similar similar strategy to get around the ancient world.  Pricilla and Aquila worked with Paul in Corinth and traveled with him to Ephesus.  Paul left them there as he journeyed on.  

It was in Ephesus where Pricilla and Aquila met Apollos, who had himself traveled from Egypt to Ephesus.  After spending time with them there being discipled (Acts 18:26), Apollos indicated that he wanted to travel on to Corinth.  Pricilla and Aquila wrote letters for him to the church there so that they readily received him when he arrived (Acts 18:27-28).

Gathering and discipling people on the move, and connecting to others who can help them go places is just one of the many ways that we are applying this teaching.  Learn about our 9 Commitments to Multi-Ethnic Missions

Partnerships and Activities

Wilcrest is active in living out the vision nations reaching nations at home and abroad.

  • School of Global Leadership

    SGL is our in-house team of trainers.  We offer classes onsite and online that are led by a diverse team of teachers who will help you engage the world around you.

  • COCAMA Project

    The COCAMA Project is a multi-faceted project in the Amazon jungle of Peru.  WBC participates in the pastor training school which trains pastors from about 500 miles up and down river from the village.  

    Learn More about our Work with COCAMA Project.

  • Calypso (BAM)

    Calypso focuses on business as mission training and team building.  Since 1 in 4 Houstonians are foreign born, and most people are seeking business opportunities, business as mission begins right here.  Christians in the workforce in Houston must learn to be multi-talented since their coworkers are from all walks of life, religious backgrounds, and languages.

    Learn More about What Calypso Teams do.

  • Global Prayer Nights

    Prayer is the life-blood of mission.  WBC hosts four globally inspired, late-night prayer meetings a year.  These events are opportunities to worship, pray, fellowship with people around the world.  Check out our events page to see when the next prayer meeting will be.

  • World Culture Tour

    One in four Houstonians are foreign born.  Houston is home to every major, and some minor, world religion.  Join us for a half-day tour around the international district of Southwest Houston.  

    Check out our events page to see when the next world culture tour will be.

    Learn More about the World Culture Tour

  • WBC missionaries

    We have a number of families and individuals from various organizations that come from within Wilcrest's body.  

    Learn More about our Missionaries

  • International Mission Board

    Wilcrest Baptist Church is a cooperating member of the Southern Baptist Convention.  We partner with the International Mission Board through cooperative program and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering giving, and sending teams to work with our missionaries.