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Why Missions?

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”Matthew 28:18-20

We believe that the word of God as contained in the Holy Scriptures is the foundation of our Missions ministry. The following represent some of the passages that address the Christian mandate for missions.

The World Needs Jesus

Besides Jesus, there is no forgiveness of sin, no redemption, and no hope of reconciliation with God. Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). Contrary to the image above - no amount of good works in this life can earn our salvation. The bible teaches that we are saved only by God's grace: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

God originated it

Missions has its origin in God’s redemptive purpose for humanity and by calling Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3; 26:1-6)

God desires it

As God’s workforce on earth, Christians should be dedicated to implementing His desires under His guidance through the word, prayer, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our goals should be aligned with God’s to bring all men—from every people group—to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 2:1-5).

Jesus commanded it

As his disciples we take the Great Commissions as our commission, and his power and authority is just as relevant now as it was in the early church.  His promise to be with his disciples always is till true for us today as we take the gospel to all nations (Matthew 28:18‑20)

The Holy Spirit empowered it

While this Scripture had its immediate fulfillment at the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we believe that all members of the body of Christ have received the Holy Spirit. It is this power that guarantees our ultimate success in carrying the gospel to the ends of the earth.

As believers in Christ, empowered by the same Spirit of God today, we are to reach our own “Jerusalem and Judea” (e.g., the local communities in which we live); our own “Samaria” (those geographically near us, as well as those who may be “different” from us, and marginalized); and “the ends of the earth” (those who are separated from us by distance, custom, culture, or language) (Acts 1:8).

God has provided the opportunity

There are still many people around the world who have never heard the gospel message. The fields are ripe just as when Jesus showed His disciples the harvest fields in Samaria, expecting them to reap where they had not sown; even among those whom they disliked (John 4:35b)

Jesus tied Missions to the second coming

This Scripture tells us, the Christian church is assigned the task of preaching the gospel of the kingdom throughout the whole world before it can rest in the joy of his coming again. We are charged to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers; our responsibility as a church is to actively participate in missions and use our talents, spiritual and material gifts to help accelerate… and finish the task (Matthew 24:14)