1. The Passion of the Church
The passion of the church is Christ Jesus. Our passion is to know Him deeply and to actively make Him known in our families and communities. The mission of the church is to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who don’t yet know Him and those who know Him already. We call this evangelism and discipleship. Sharing the gospel with those around us who do not yet know Jesus is one of the biggest responsibilities of the church and it should be something we are passionate about.
3. The Mission of the Church
As we continue our study on the different facets of the church, this week we are discussing the mission of the church. This is a large topic to cover and much as has been written on this subject, especially in the past 50 years. Is the mission of the church to feed the poor? Is it to heal the sick? Is it to recycle and shut down coal plants in order to lower our carbon footprint? Is the mission of the church to live in a holy huddle and never engage the culture? Or is the mission of the church including a little bit of each of these questions?
4. The Future of the Church
As we end our series about the different facets of the church in light of our new building, we now come to the future of the church. Let's do a quick review. The passion of the church is Jesus Christ. The purpose of the church is to know Him and make Him known. The mission of the church is to make disciples of both believers and non-believers alike. The future of the church is the glorious hope that we have in our beloved savior coming again to make all things new (Revelation 21:1-8).