Top Three Posts (so far) on the Mission of the Church

Here are a few posts from the archives focusing on the mission of the local church that I want to highlight. If you haven’t had a chance to read them, please read and add your thoughts to the conversation.

 

The Mission of the Church

The mission of the local church, then, is to make disciples of all nations.

I don’t think we can improve on that “mission statement” from Scripture. This is the purpose of every local church body and pursuing this mission together brings glory to God. To reject this mission and pursue another is to actively disobey our Lord Jesus.

Pursuing Jesus’ Mission With Jesus’ Means

Somehow I don’t think that Easter eggs or Oprah-like bribery is exactly what Jesus had in mind when He told us to make disciples of all nations. Jesus has given the church a specific mission and He has also given us the means to pursue that mission.

In order for the local church to bring glory to God and be obedient to Jesus’ commands we must use Jesus’ means to pursue Jesus’ mission.

Would Jesus Do Multi-Site?

Is it possible, as MacDonald suggests that the video venue is less about the celebrity speaker than a one campus venue is about the live pastor? Are Driscoll and MacDonald suggesting that Dever’s congregants are more consumeristic than the congregants of their multi-site campuses? That’s unsubstantiated and slightly offensive, isn’t it?

 

Nathan is the pastor of City Life Church in Ridgewood, NY. He and his family are committed to making and multiplying disciples in the most diverse county in the US. Read more about Nathan here. Visit the City Life Church website here.

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