THE LOCAL CHURCH
God is returning the local church to the dignity of its foundations. God has placed everything necessary to accomplish His will in the setting of the local church. Ephesians 1:22-23 … "the church, which is His body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way." God’s will is accomplished in us and through us as we connect and commit ourselves to a local church. What is needed are churches that will go back to their spiritual roots – the Bible. There we find that each church was a launching pad to win the world -supporting itself, disciplining, training, equipping, and releasing workers into the world. Many think of the church as a dead institution or a meaningless relic, years behind the times. We believe the church is the Bride of Christ, the depository of God's glory and the pillar and ground of the truth. It is the most vital Institution on planet Earth. History revolves around the visible body of Christ.
We witness, testify and preach for a decision. The Gospel has the power to save and transform lives. 1 Peter 1:23 "having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever"… The bulk of our congregation consists of people converted here by the Power of God.
God intends for calling to Him and for Him, to be accomplished through being trained and equipped within the setting of a local church. Therefore, the highest calling of a Pastor and congregation is to obey God’s command in Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
The Gospel taken outside the four walls is the absolute foundation of our church, in obedience to Mark 16:15 "And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature"… We emphasize personal evangelism and a large variety of outreaches to share the Gospel.
The result of disciples being raised up is that they are released into the harvest field. Matthew 9:37-38 "Then He said to His disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." We send couples to plant brand new congregations, with the aim of reproducing our vision in a new area.
From the earliest Bible record, God’s vision is worldwide testimony and impact. The gospel message and the vision God has revealed to us is not simply American, but God-inspired; so therefore it works and is relevant in every nation and culture of the world. Mark 16:15 "all the world/every person"…Matthew 28:19 "all the nations"… Our job as believers and as the local church is to pray, train, invest, send and support workers to go into all the world!