Church Mission/ Vision
Preach the Gospel
Christ taught the apostles, just after His resurrection and just before His ascension to heaven, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen” (Matthew 29:19-20). “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:15-16). Later Paul told young Timothy, “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2). Lord’s desire for the Gospel to be taught.
Helping the Poor (Orphan/Widows/who are in needs)
The Bible shows us that the church was concerned about those who were in need to help. They were helped as there were means to do so. In Acts 2:42, we read, “and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need,” this was on a free will basis, of course. But, again in Acts 6, we read of an argument that came about between the Grecians and Hebrews. The Grecians were neglected in their daily care. The Apostles called their disciples together. They had them to choose seven men from among them. They were appointed to handle this part of the work of the Church. We read of the Paul going to Jerusalem to help the poor saints there. He goes on to say, “But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints, for it is pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem” (Roman 15:25-26).
Edifying the Church
To edify means to build up, to strengthen, and to encourage. It is to help the members of the Church grow spiritually. What are some of the things that edify? God’s word, Fellowship, engaging in worship, helping one another, good words, loves etc.
|Acts 9:31, Roman 14:19, I Corinthians 8:1; 14:26; 2 Corinthians 12:19 and Ephesians 4:12 and I Thessalonians 5:11|