We believe that the mission of the Church is to make disciples in all the world by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in evangelism and compassionate ministries.
Church and Mission. God the Father is inviting all people to enter the kingdom, to accept salvation in Jesus Christ, and to enjoy the blessings of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit empowers the church in obeying the command of Jesus to go and make disciples of all nations. The church is called to send missionaries into the world and to support them in prayer. The church will continue God’s mission until the end of the age.
Mt 9:37-38; 28:18-20; Ac 1:8; 2:38-41; 13:2-3; Ro 1:16
Proclaiming the Gospel. The church communicates the Gospel through spoken and written words. We proclaim that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, sins are forgiven and reconciliation with God is available. We proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship celebrations, bold preaching, teaching the Bible, intercessory prayer, local and international missions.
Mk 1:14-15; Jn 3:16; Ac 2:22-36; 4:12; Ro 10:13-15; 1 Co 1:18-25; 15:2-3
Living the Gospel. The church communicates the Gospel through service. By serving others, the church embodies the love of Christ in the world. Through inspiring worship, fervent prayer, biblical teaching, and supportive relationships, we are exhorted to service for Christ. We serve others with the love of Christ. We display generosity, justice, and compassion to those at risk and to those on the outside of society. The Gospel needs words for explanation, and actions for integrity.
Dt 24:17; Ps 106:3; Isa 56:1; Am 5:28; Mic 6:8; Lk 4:18-19; 14:12-14; Ro 12:6-8; Jas 2:1-5, 14-17; 1 Pe 4:10
Leadership for Mission. Spiritual leadership is vital for enabling the church to fulfil God’s mission. Following the Spirit’s lead, the church will be creative in organising ministries for a diversity of people and contexts. Congregations will follow biblical patterns for ministry and leadership selection. Congregations will select leaders through prayerful discernment of God’s direction. Church leaders are chosen based on godly character, and spiritual gifts. Congregations call and may financially support pastors and ministry leaders. Persons called to the pastoral ministry will be examined on their faith, doctrine, and gifts by the congregation and conference. The pastor’s ministry will be confirmed in a covenant with the congregation.
Ac 6:1-6; 13:1-3; 14:23-28; 1 Ti 3:1-13; Tit 1:5-9