We are dedicated to the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.” (Matt. 28:19,20a)
This Great Commission is the most important cause in the entire world, for it affects the eternal life or death of every human being. Because of our sinfulness, each person is separated from God and is under His righteous judgment. Only through our Savior, Jesus Christ, can anyone receive forgiveness of sin and acceptance by God. To be reconciled to God is mankind’s greatest need.
The task of the Church is staggering. Billions of people still need to hear the Gospel. There are still thousands of people groups where there are no churches at all. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few.” (Matthew 9:31) Yet with God all things are possible and He will fulfill His Great Commission using His people.
Through His power and guidance, there are enough laborers and resources to accomplish His plan as His people become motivated and mobilized to respond. God desires to call a people for Himself from among “every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” (Revelation 7:9) The Church is His instrument to fulfill His global plan. Our part is to preach the Gospel, to pray, to worship, and to demonstrate His love. As we do, God will fill the world with local churches – Christian communities that take the Gospel “to every creature.”