The vision of the Romans 10 Project is to see the Gospel preached so that those who have never heard can hear, so that those who hear might believe, and so that those who believe would call on God and know him.
Our mission is threefold:
1) We desire to preach the Gospel to those who have never heard it, discipling them, baptizing them, and teaching them to obey all Jesus taught. We then desire for our disciples to preach the good news to their own disciples. Then we want those disciples to preach to more, all the way to the fourth generation (2 Timothy 2:2). We hope that this process establishes a spiritual lineage through real "life with life" discipleship.
2) We also desire to equip those who already claim Christ with the knowledge and tools to disciple those around them. We want to see the Church acting as it was created to work. We want to see believers simultaneously encouraging and emboldening those in the Church and looking outward to the world with hearts of deep compassion (Matthew 9:35-38).
3) Finally we desire to bring about a culture of missions and ministry. Currently the western church widely sees missions and ministry as vocational or existing within a concise time frame, like a mission trip. We want to see missions break out of this box and become a lifestyle--Christians living their lives on purpose 24/7/365--wherever they are, and whatever they are doing. We desire to see a culture of Jesus centered intentionality.
How the Romans 10 Project began...
It was out of Romans 10 that the founder of the Romans 10 Project, Nathan, received his call into ministry. Ministry was never the plan for Nathan; he always thought that he would be an engineer. Over the course of his freshman year of college, though, God changed his heart. It was on a summer evening in late July 2012 (the summer after his freshman year) that Nathan received the call out of Romans 10: 14-15:
Romans 10:14-15 English Standard Version (ESV)
"How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Nathan’s world changed that night and he set out on a journey that has now led him across the world on multiple occasions and into vocational ministry.
Nathan would be the first one to tell you that international, even local, ministry is not his strong suit. Growing up his favorite place was his home. “It just shows that God can use anyone…” is what Nathan often says when describing his call to ministry.
At the end of the day the Romans 10 Project represents God’s call on all of us to preach the good news. How else are people to hear the message of the cross?