In 2013 when we gathered on the campus of Pray’s Mill Baptist Church for the first annual G3 Conference, I had no clue what the Lord would do with the ministry of G3 in the future. That was not on my radar screen at the time. Now, a decade later, G3 Ministries is actively engaging local church ministry in countries all around the world.
After the 2019 G3 National Conference, I knew that I was unable to continue on that same trajectory with the growth of G3 and the pace of ministry. Over the next twelve months, the Lord answered many prayers by allowing us to transition to G3 Ministries and opened the door for us to hire gifted staff who can work every single day to produce content that will help local churches and Christian families for the glory of God.
Today, we offer local churches more than a yearly event. We provide resources in the form of online articles, theology journals, podcasts, books through G3 Press, workshops, and local church based curriculum for small group Bible studies. Although we are still offering events such as the G3 National Conference, regional conferences in various cities, and church history tours, we are very excited about growing these new resources for local churches around the world.
From our newly designed G3 offices and recording studios, we have begun producing helpful local church resources in print, audio, and video that are available through our G3 website and the G3 app. Just recently, as I was preaching in Madagascar, many people there approached me and encouraged me regarding the ministry of G3 and how it has greatly helped them. The same thing was true when I preached in Brazil earlier this year as well. Needless to say, the Lord is using the resources of G3 Ministries to strengthen believers and local churches around the world.
In the last year, the reach of our teaching ministry has grown enormously through our website, YouTube channel, and our G3 app. Our goal is to build upon this foundation in the next year to further the reach of our resource ministry so that churches around the world can be encouraged, educated, and equipped by trustworthy teaching from God’s Word.
As I’ve traveled and preached in various cities and countries around the world in 2022, I’ve also seen the effects of corrupt theology and godless ideologies that have infiltrated local churches far and wide. While the internet serves as a pipeline for information that can be harnessed for the glory of God—it is often used to deliver harmful and corrupt ideologies that harm local churches and corrupt the minds of Christians. This has made me aware of the need for faithful voices and trustworthy ministries to speak up. Rather than remaining silent on these matters, G3 Ministries is committed to standing faithfully and exposing false teaching and false teachers as we continue to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our G3 Church Network began in 2021 and has continued to expand over the last 12 months. The G3 Church Network serves as a hub for local churches to be encouraged and for pastors to fellowship and partner together in gospel ministry. On a regular basis, we hear testimonies of local churches who have new members joining as a result of connecting through the G3 Church Network map. Partnership in gospel ministry is biblical and can be seen in the work of the New Testament churches. While our network does not do the ministry and church planting for the local churches, it serves as a connection point for local churches to partner together in church planting and other missions projects.
As I reflect upon the growth of G3 Ministries over the last two or three years, I can see many answered prayers. It has been a wonderful joy to watch the Lord meet the needs of the ministry and open up doors for ministry around the world. As I look to the future goals, I have confidence that our Lord will continue to answer the prayers and meet the needs that will enable us to educate, encourage, and equip Christians with sound biblical theology for the glory of God.
All of what we do relies heavily on the generous support of Christians like you. We have many goals including translation projects, staffing needs, and online resources for local churches, pastors, homeschool families and children. We also have some really big educational goals that we are praying earnestly about. Thank you for your prayers. If you are able to invest financially as G3 Ministries plans to take some big steps forward in the next year, your gift would help us tremendously.
On behalf of the G3 Ministries team, thank you! I hope to have the opportunity to connect with you in person at the 2023 G3 National Conference.