The Great Commission is the prime directive that tells Christians “interfere” intentionally in the human culture to make disciples of Jesus!
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What is the mission of your church?
It is such a simple question, but seemingly perplexing to many church leaders. Most church leaders rightly assume that “mission” refers to the Lord’s Great Commission in Matthew 28, but Acts 1:8 offers insight as to how the contextual movement of ministry of a local church. For this article we will focus on the mission or “what is the primary purpose of the church.” On this point, I must respectfully disagree with Pastor Rick Warren and the purpose-driven movement. I think ‘mission-driven” is more accurate to the Great Commission. I believe that worship, discipleship, evangelism, ministry, and, fellowship are all essential activities of a healthy church, but these are not the purposes of the church. The purpose of the church is found in the Great Commission stated by Jesus Christ:
And Jesus came and spoke to them…
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