Our Mission is to glorify God by knowing Christ and making Christ known.
After his death and resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples. He spent forty days teaching them from the Scriptures about how his life and death and his resurrection was all part of God’s plan. He then commissioned them to go into the world to share this amazing story wherever they went.
Matthew ends his Gospel this way: “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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 28:18–20 ESV).
Luke begins the book of Acts with something similar: “[Jesus] said to [his disciples], ‘It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 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 1:7–8 ESV).
The Apostle Paul, gives what we believe is the description of his mission in life: “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24 ESV).
From these passages, and many more, we conclude what our task as a church is “to follow Jesus’ command to make disciples by testifying to the gospel of the grace of God.”