(what we are called to do and be together):
Building Everyday People Into Everyday Missionaries for Jesus Christ
Our task is to work with God in order to build God’s kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven.” We recognize that this is a work of God, not our work. We’re called to build others up in order to become everyday missionaries.
“It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-13, NIV)
Everyday people are from every other ethnic group. They are rich and poor, educated and uneducated. Everyday people are busy, hard-working people of goodwill. Anyone can become an everyday missionary.
“…Before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb." (Revelation 7:9-10, NIV)
…into everyday missionaries…
We believe that God wants to transform ordinary people into extraordinary servants of Jesus Christ. Each of us has been called and sent as missionaries into homes, neighborhoods, work places and community spaces that make up our lives.
“He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.” (Luke 10:2-3, NIV)
…for Jesus Christ.
Everything that we do is by, for and through Jesus Christ. We are not here for the sake of ourselves, but for the sake of Christ. Our hope is that Jesus Christ will be glorified in all that we do.
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (I Corinthians 10:31, NIV)