Missions lies at the heart of who we are and what we do. We believe that as Christians we are called into the mission of God; a mssion that has us partnering with God's kingdom agenda for our community and the world.
As part of that mission, Grindstone's GO Team (Global Outreach Team) exists to discern God’s vision for Grindstone’s mission involvement and to inspire and challenge our church community to commit to lives of mission. As a church we have landed on four key locations that we are involved in: Waterdown; Hamilton; Muskrat Dam, a Native community in Northern Ontario; and Uganda, Africa. We organize trips to our key locations to continue to build relationship and serve a specific ministry agenda identified by the partner location.
As a church we have tried to re-think why we do missions and what our role to play in missions is. Our heart is to support and serve those already involved in ministry. We are choosing to partner with people and come alongside them as they reach their communities. Our hope isn’t necessarily to go and “do” ministry to others, but to minister with others by serving and supporting what God is already doing within these communities. We are excited about our partnership locations, and believe that by limiting our focus to four key places we can be more intentional and effective in our ministry efforts.
At the bottom of this page you will find links to more information about our key locations. Also, you will find a page listing different resources that have helped us get to where we are today. If you want any more information on the GO Team or Grindstone’s mission efforts please contact our deacon of missions Mandi Schenk: firstname.lastname@example.org.