Our Mission

The Foundation of Our Mission

We believe that Jesus is life. He is God in the flesh and He has come to bring us into a right relationship with the Father and to reveal His will to us (John 1:1-4). We believe that apart from Him, we can do nothing (John 15:5). The Mission of this ministry is to follow Jesus. Our ministry is focused around the two greatest commandments and the Mission of Jesus, in that order.

God’s desire for His people is to love Him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength (Mark 12:29-31). This is the greatest commandment and should be the center of the purpose of our life. Our Mission can’t be primarily ministry or even loving people; it must be pursuing to love God with everything we are. Eternal life is knowing Him (John 17:3), not doing things for Him. So the foundation of our Mission is to love Him and know Him.

The second greatest commandment is to love other people. God is love (1 John 4:8). As His people, we need to learn to love as He loves. Jesus is the perfect demonstration of love, and that is why we are called to walk as Jesus did (1 John 2:3-6). Jesus gave us a new commandment on the last night of His life. He said that we are to love one another as He loved us and that by this love the world would know that we are His disciples (John 13:34-35). Jesus’ love was radical. He perfectly obeyed God’s will, never wronged anyone, He had compassion on people, He endured persecution and never sinned in response and He even loved His enemies. We believe that God’s will for us is that we follow in Jesus’ steps and love with His radical love (1 Peter. 2:21-24). As a ministry, we desire to raise up a people who love as Jesus loved.

Jesus gave His Mission to His disciples at the end of the Gospel of Matthew. This Mission is our Mission as well: Matthew 28:18–20 (NASB95) "18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

The foundation of this Mission is Jesus. He has all authority and He is with His followers always (v18, 20). His Mission for us is to go into all the world and make disciples. A disciple is a follower. So Jesus is calling His followers to go and make more followers who make more followers. Baptism represents us dying to ourselves and our old ways of sin and now aligning ourselves with Jesus as our new Lord. That is why we are to baptize people. He also calls us to teach them to obey all of His commands. This is essential because if we are going to be a follower of Jesus, we have to know His ways and where He is going so that we can follow Him.

The Strategy of Our Mission

We believe in discipleship. We believe that Jesus’ Mission was not to create spectators but instead disciples who follow Him and live to do His will. Our ministry is structured around discipleship. It starts with Bible Studies where we walk through books of the Bible looking to see what it really means to follow Jesus. Through these Bible Studies we teach the importance of following Jesus with our whole life and our need for discipleship.

For those who are interested in discipleship, we first recommend that they begin studying the Bible on their own. We have several different personal Bible study plans designed to help people learn to study the Bible for themselves and give them strategies on how to understand and apply the teachings of the Bible to their life. Next we offer personalized discipleship meetings where a trained discipler meets with you and walks you through a series of discipleship lessons that are designed to help us love God with everything we are and to love others like Jesus does.

For those who desire to continue to be discipled, we have other groups specifically designed for those being discipled. These groups offer more in depth teachings that focus on how to practically follow Jesus with our whole life. Once someone goes through the discipleship process, we have another group where we train people to disciple others. This is essential because our Mission is to make disciples who make disciples. We believe that God wants to use all of His people to do ministry, not just a few elite leaders. We want to equip the whole body of Christ to be able to make disciples who make disciples (Eph. 4:11-16).

This focus on discipleship is very important for our own personal growth because our life matters. Jesus doesn’t want us to just sit and watch others do ministry. He wants to use all of His followers to reach others and make disciples. When we understand His Mission and how it applies to us personally, it motivates us to learn God’s word and apply it to our life so that we can then help others do the same.

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