As one writer aptly stated, God doesn’t have a mission for His church, He has a church for his mission. Our mission is to take the good news to our neighbors and to unreached peoples around the world. This involves outward movement—moving out of our comfort zones, routines and current norms and trusting Jesus to use us in the lives of others. We can’t fulfill our mission by staying in our “holy huddles;” moving out requires action and service on our parts. We serve inside the walls of the church to build up the body of Christ and then we join our strategic community partners to bring the gospel to others through words and deeds.
(Psalm 96:3, Jeremiah 29:7, Matthew 5:13-16, 28:18-20, 1 Peter 2:4-6)