What is the goal of the Church?
We are a Christian Disciple-making Movement
This will require us to:
1 – Reach every neighbor with the Gospel of Christ by personal evangelism and relationship building, and personally inviting them to follow Christ. Mark 16:15. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
2 – To disciple every believer, (one on one discipleship – the older teaching the younger), teaching them to obey all commands, and equipping them to minister to others. Matthew 28: 18-20. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Ephesians 4:12-13. …For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
3 – To grow together as ‘the’ family of Christ, breaking bread, praying, sharing together from Scripture, worshipping and praising God, growing in grace, serving together, and concerning ourselves with each other daily… Acts 2:42-47. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship and in breaking of bread, and in prayers, And fear came upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
4 – And the Lord will add to our number daily those who are being saved. (There will be such excitement and energy in this Body that people will fear missing out by not being part of it.)