Biblical Mandate for Mission
We believe that the Mission of the Church is to fulfill the Mission and Ministry of Jesus.
His Mission, His Ministry, His Way.
His Mission from the Father:
to proclaim good news to the poor
to proclaim liberty to the captives
recovery of sight to the blind;
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.
Jesus sends His disciples out into the world in the same way the Father sent Him:
As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.
He had already alluded to the methodology of their Mission and Ministry in Him:
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do;
and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.
He sums up the call in the Great Commission:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, [Evangelism & Discipleship]
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, [Empowering}
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. [Discipleship]
NB: Discipleship which teaches, equips and empowers every church member to fulfill the Mission and Ministry of Jesus
exactly the same way he taught the disciples by demonstrating how to use the Charisms or Gifts of the Spirit.