TO GLORIFY GOD AND ENJOY HIM FOREVER BY BEING AND MAKING DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST OF ALL NATIONS.
VISION: TO GLORIFY GOD AND ENJOY HIM FOREVER
a. The chief end of man is to [a] glorify God... Westminster Shorter Catechism, 1647. (Psalm 86:9, Isaiah 60:21, Romans 11:36, 1 Corinthians 6:20, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Revelation 4:11)
b. The chief end of man is to [b] enjoy Him forever. Westminster Shorter Catechism, 1647. (Psalm 16:5–11, Psalm 144:15, Isaiah 12:2, Luke 2:10, Philippians 4:4, Revelation 21:3–4)
MISSION: BE AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST
How do we accomplish this mission? We look to Jesus as the example.
“And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”” (Matthew 4:19, ESV)
CALL. Jesus said “Follow me”
We call people to follow Jesus in salvation and obedience.
EQUIP. Jesus said “I will make you”
There is a process that Jesus went through to equip the disciples for service/ ministry. Below is an overview of that process:
Leading by example
SEND. Jesus made “fishers of men”
Jesus made disciples who would make disciples. He would send them out to build up the church by…
Edification (building up)
GOAL: OF ALL NATIONS
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”” (Matthew 28:19–20, ESV)
“And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15, ESV)
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”” (Acts 1:8, ESV)
The Win is World-Impacting Disciple-Makers: We win when men and women are multiplying the Gospel by making disciples of all nations with their lives.