WHO WE ARE
WE EXIST TO
HELP PEOPLE BECOME DISCIPLES
OF JESUS CHRIST
Why do we exist? –“To Make Disciples”
The essential purpose of continuing Christian is to live in the power of the Holy Spirit as ambassadors to a unsaved world – essentially to lead others to Jesus and disciple them to spiritual maturity so that they may reproduce the Gospel in others.
Jesus commissioned the initial disciples into a life of salvation, sanctification, and multiplication. The Gospels record it from different perspectives:
- Organisational (Matthew 28:18-20)
- Spiritual (Mark 16:15-18)
- Personal (John 21:15-19)
- Missional (Acts 1:4-8)
We are called to “make disciples” of The Kingdom, not in our own images, but following the template of Jesus. This means that we must have a good grasp on The Gospel ourselves – after all, we only reproduce what we are and we cannot give away what we do not possess. The joy of leading someone to maturity means that we must be on the path of maturity ourselves. We have the capacity to live mature Christian lives. Therefore we should pursue the Deuteronomy 6:4-5 mandate and follow God holistically. God must grow us in thoughts, emotions, body, and spirit so that we may make disciples that have an unpolluted and undiluted Gospel.