The Foreign Mission Board has the overall responsibility for promoting the mission ministry of the Convention abroad as ordained and mandated our Lord, Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20. The Foreign Mission Board is charged with the duty of carrying out foreign mission work in ministry with local Christians and church bodies to complete the biblical assignment of the church of Jesus Christ. As authorized by the Board of Directors, the Foreign Mission Board dispatches persons beyond the local church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in areas that are without witness, to win souls to Christ and to establish functioning local congregations for the continued witness to the faith.