The Bible defines the mission of the church as “making disciples” of Jesus Christ in all the world (Mt. 28:19-20). We believe the following five areas of commitment will be faithfully and simultaneously pursued by all who are serious about following Jesus Christ and His teachings. Furthermore, we believe there is a logical progression from the first level of commitment to the final one as presented in the chart below.
As one begins to read God’s Word, it becomes apparent that a central component of knowing and loving Jesus involves knowing and loving the people who compose his body, the church. This will happen most naturally and completely within the context of a small group fellowship which spends regular time together. (Heb. 10:24-25)
Multiplication happens when people intentionally build into others what God is doing and has done within their own life. This takes on various forms such as evangelistic efforts with the lost or mentoring relationships with other believers. We believe this level of commitment is only likely to happen when people are intentionally focused on the other four areas of commitment in their life. (2 Tim. 2:2)