Jesus Christ, as the Lord of the church, calls the church into being, declares its mission, and supernaturally equips it for its work. The church’s mission is:
- To proclaim to all the world the good news of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
- To demonstrate, tangibly yet imperfectly, the new reality God intends for humanity through its love for one another and the quality of its common life together—sharing in worship, fellowship, and nurture, practicing a deepened life of prayer and service under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
- To participate in God’s activity in the world.
The church, which includes every disciple of Jesus Christ, is to commit itself fully to this mission, waiting for and hastening the Lord’s coming again.
Scripture: Matthew 9:36-38, 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:13-15; 2 Peter 3:10-13
Confessions: Westminster Confession of Faith 6.058; Confession of 1967 9.06, 9.43, 9.44-9.46