What Is The Mission Of The

Church?

The mission of the church is too big a topic for this context. Having said that, there is a relatively simple answer. The mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. A study of Jesus’ own mission shows a clear focus on reaching and saving those who were far from God. Consider, for example, these statements Jesus made about His own mission.
Enter examples Other statements of Jesus’ purpose have been made by other biblical writers. John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Equally clearly, we can study the “commissioning” given to the disciples (and hence the early church). Again, there is a clear emphasis on the preaching of the gospel of salvation and the making of disciples who follow and obey Jesus. There are five versions of Jesus’ commissioning words and essential agreement between them.
emter the GCs It is not the mission of the church to condemn individuals or society any more than that that was Jesus’ mission (John 3:17). It might be true that it is the mission of the church to reform society, but the biblical method is by making disciples. Society will not be transformed without people being transformed by the grace and power of God. The God-given task of the church then is to proclaim the gospel of grace and to nurture followers of Jesus towards mature discipleship, characterised by “obeying all that Jesus commanded”.

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What Is The Mission Of

The Church?

The mission of the church is too big a topic for this context. Having said that, there is a relatively simple answer. The mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. A study of Jesus’ own mission shows a clear focus on reaching and saving those who were far from God. Consider, for example, these statements Jesus made about His own mission.
Enter examples Other statements of Jesus’ purpose have been made by other biblical writers. John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Equally clearly, we can study the “commissioning” given to the disciples (and hence the early church). Again, there is a clear emphasis on the preaching of the gospel of salvation and the making of disciples who follow and obey Jesus. There are five versions of Jesus’ commissioning words and essential agreement between them.
emter the GCs It is not the mission of the church to condemn individuals or society any more than that that was Jesus’ mission (John 3:17). It might be true that it is the mission of the church to reform society, but the biblical method is by making disciples. Society will not be transformed without people being transformed by the grace and power of God. The God-given task of the church then is to proclaim the gospel of grace and to nurture followers of Jesus towards mature discipleship, characterised by “obeying all that Jesus commanded”.

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