And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “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 28:18-20)
We understand the Great Commission to mean that we will make disciples and not just converts. That means that our strategy includes reaching the lost, integrating them into the body, and ultimately sending them out to reach others. Sons and daughters must ultimately become fathers and mothers; sheep must grow up into shepherds. Here’s how we feel called to reach the lost in our community as a church:
First, we are all committed to live a lifestyle of evangelism – seeking ways to bring the reality of God’s kingdom into every relationship, workplace, family, and neighborhood within our sphere of influence.
Second, we preach and demonstrate the full gospel, as the Bible defines it:
In mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God…I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. (Romans 15:19)
This gospel not only includes the word of salvation, but the power of God as well.
As a church family, we are committed corporately to the following ministry outreaches: