At New Life Christian Church, we have a mission. It’s not one we take lightly, but one that we believe is the most important job of all Christians. We are Being Disciples Making Disciples. So what does that mean?
When Jesus left His disciples behind to go to heaven, what was the charge He left with them? We find it in Matthew 28:19-20:
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
So we see a couple of lessons in these two verses alone:
- We’re not commanded to go. Although it may sound like a command in English, in Greek, the original language of the Bible, it’s written as an expected action. We’re not commanded to go, but we are expected to go.
- What do we go and do? Make disciples.
- How do we make new disciples? We baptize them into the name of Jesus and we teach them to obey everything that Jesus taught.
This is where we get our vision of being a church that is “Being Disciples Making Disciples.” We feel the collective church in general has lost its first and primary mission. Instead of focusing outward to the world: the lost, the broken, the hurting; we have instead have focused on ourselves and developing amazing church programs.
We believe in breaking this mold. We don’t believe in being a program-driven church. We want to be a mission-driven church. We don’t want to be a church that’s happy about what we can do for us. We want to be a church that’s happy about what we can do for others. And what does the world need more than anything? A Savior named Jesus who can take away their sins and restore their relationship with God.
We come together to worship on Sundays. We come together for a midweek small group. We come together to outreach to our community and organizations that need to be shown the love of Christ. And that’s it. Our focus is not inward. It’s outward. We want to show the love of Christ to the world, to be His hands and feet, and to use the resources we have been blessed with to seek and save the lost.
So come and join us on Sunday and see how we do church a little differently, but in a way that we feel will make the most disciples in a world that need Jesus more than ever!