Outreach

 

Go!  Proclaim!  Love!  Serve!
We believe that God is a missionary God!   And just as God sent His Son Jesus into the world with a mission, so God through Jesus sends us into the world to continue Jesus’ mission of love, service, helping, giving, blessing, and redemption.  It is our great joy to follow Jesus in this way!

We understand ourselves to be “a church for the community.”  We don’t exist for ourselves.  We exist to bring glory to God and to extend God’s blessing to those around us – both near and far – and it’s our great joy to do so!   In this section of our website are some of the ways we seek to do that.  And here are some of the words of Jesus that have shaped our understanding of mission:

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you!  As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”  John 20:21
Jesus said to his disciples, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:181-20

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.   And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”  Matthew 22:37-40

“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.  For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:43b-45


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