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.
The Mission of the Church http://wp.me/p1tFeq-3d
— Nathan Creitz (@nathancreitz) April 27, 2011
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.
This is what happens when people of God are empowered by Spirit of God to proclaim Word of God: http://wp.me/p1tFeq-3x
— Nathan Creitz (@nathancreitz) April 29, 2011
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 Creitz (@nathancreitz) April 13, 2011