Love God. Make Disciples
The mission statement is based on the 2 GCs - the Great Commandment (Matthew 22.37 - 40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28.18-20).
Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." (Matthew 22.37 - 40)
- It is the Lord our God who is to be loved with a completeness of devotion which is defined by the repeated 'all'.
- Jesus responds to the question about the greatest commandment with reference to the first and second because they are inseparable. A whole hearted love for God necessarily finds its expression in a selfless concern for our neighbour.
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)
- 'Commission' is a command to fulfill a mission. This was the last command Jesus gave His disciples before He returned to heaven. This is the strategy God has chosen to bring the Good News of salvation beyond Jerusalem to the furthest most parts of the world. Do we truly love God? If we do, we ought to obey His commandments (Jn 14:15), which include the Great Commission.
- Sandwiching the commission are two very reassuring truths: Christ has authority over the entire universe (v18) and he is always with us, who collectively forms the church, to the very end of the age (all the way until He returns). We can therefore pursue our mission with confidence!
As a church, we therefore desire to be people who are passionate in our love for the Lord and out of that love, to faithfully carry out the Great Commission of making disciples. Everyone in the church should be constantly sharing the Gospel, in word and deed, wherever God has placed us, and helping at least another believer grow spiritually so that eventually they too can help some others grow in their faith. Disciple-making is not another programme of the church but an ongoing process through which comes life transformation and spiritual multiplication.
True to God's Word
Watchful in Worship & Prayer
Proclaiming Christ relevantly and creatively in Queenstown and beyond
Caring through Discipleship Groups
These are godly values a disciple of Christ should possess and pass on.
Focus for 2016 & 2017
Building Community Within; Engaging Community Without
- Building community within encapsulates what we have been doing for the past 6 years. The church leadership continues to be committed to build the community of worshippers in the 3 Cs:
- Biblical convictions
- Christ-like character
- competency in doing kingdom’s work
- However, we want to increase our engagement with the community within which the church is situated, i.e. Queenstown neighbourhood. We want to make ourselves relevant to them. We want to look for opportunities to meet the needs of the people living in this neighbourhood. We want to show Jesus’ love in practical ways as part of our commitment as a church to do good to others. Such engagements can also open up opportunities for us to evangelise them later.
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