How does VBC define "missions" ?

We believe the New Testament model for missions is the establishment of local churches throughout the world — lead and enabled by the Spirit of God.

"The world" in this context means anywhere on planet Earth; be it across the street, the state, or the seas.

Local churches are worshipping outposts of the Kingdom of God that reflect the life, values, priorities, ethics, and character of that Kingdom. Therefore, any kind of missionary work must have in view the establishment and development of local churches that reflect within that culture the character of the King and the priorities, principles and practices of the Kingdom applied contextually.