God’s Vision Made Real in Christ

 

In Luke 4:18–19, in response to the Spirit’s guidance, Jesus proclaims his mission when he reads from the Isaiah scroll:

 

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring

good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives

and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim

the year of the Lord’s favor.

 

Jesus is anointed for a divine mission:
 

Evangelism—sent to proclaim good news and invite others to join him in mission

 

Compassionate ministries—reaching the brokenhearted, the suffering, and those who need hope and Christ’s peace

 

Justice and peacemaking—release those held captive by unjust systems and the circumstances of life that devalue the worth of any person

 

The kingdom was present in Jesus’ ministry and his disciples’ actions as described in Acts. Those first Christians continued Christ’s mission by proclaiming the Living Christ, inviting all people into fellowship, valuing the worth of each person, generously and compassionately meeting their needs, and pursuing justice and peace for everyone.

 

Our call is to reclaim the same vision and passion for the full mission of Jesus Christ today! It’s time for us to be a prophetic people characterized by uncommon devotion to the compassion and peace of God revealed in Jesus Christ.

Mission Made Real

 

Christ’s mission is our mission. From this point forward, all ministries, personnel, and resources of the World Church will be focused on the whole mission of Jesus Christ through five, life-changing, church-changing, and world-changing Mission Initiatives.

 

Invite People to Christ

 

We are poised to share the peace of Jesus Christ with those who are waiting to hear the redeeming words of the gospel.

 

We fulfill God’s ultimate vision as we…

 

  • baptize/confirm many new members

  • open new congregations

  • launch the church in new nations

We are poised to be Christ’s hands and feet, reaching out through compassionate ministries that serve the poor and hungry and stop conditions that diminish the worth of persons

 

We fulfill God’s ultimate vision as we…

 

  • help those who hurt

  • feed the hungry

  • support compassionate ministries

  • respond in times of crisis

Abolish Poverty, End Suffering

Pursue Peace on Earth

We are poised to equip men, women, and children to be true and living expressions of the life, ministry, and continuing presence of Christ in the world.

 

We fulfill God’s ultimate vision as we…

 

  • help all ages deepen their discipleship

  • empower priesthood for mission

  • grow pastors and leaders for mission

  • train and send ministers for mission throughout the world

Develop Disciples to Serve

We are poised to become congregations that are the true and living expressions of Jesus Christ, woven together by the Spirit, and sent into the world as evangelistic witnesses, compassionate ministers, and justice and peacemakers.

 

We fulfill God’s ultimate vision as we…

 

  • nurture congregations of Christ’s love and peace

  • experience God’s presence through worship

  • become a people of peace, reconciliation, and healing of the Spirit

Experience

Congregations

in Mission

In response to God’s Spirit we are moving from being a church defined to a great extent by organizational needs to being a church driven by Spirit-led mission. You are invited to put your heart and soul into mission: the divine mission of evangelism, compassionate ministries, and justice and peacemaking for which Jesus Christ lived and gave his life!

 

Christ’s Mission—Our Mission—YOUR Mission

We are poised torestore Christ's covenant of peace, even the Zion of our hopes. The hopes of Zion will becom reality when we lives Christ's peace and generosly share his peace with others.

 

We fulfill God’s ultimate vision as we…

 

  • establish the Temple as a center to promote peacemaking throughout the world

  • engage children in peacemaking around      the world

  • seek justice, create peacemakers around      the world

  • unite with others to make peace around       the world