Mature & Multiply To Leave A Gospel Legacy
This past week we (the elders) discussed the mission of Integrity Church: "Maturing and Multiplying to Leave a Gospel Legacy". Pastor Scot opened up the discussion with how the primary focus of the Great Commission was to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28). I followed up with how Paul's intention was to equip the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4). Therefore, the emphasis of the church was to mature and multiply believers to take the Gospel to the uttermost parts of the world.
For us, we want to be laser focused on this mission. Practically this means that we strive for simplicity. We do this so that we aren't clouding our mission with programs and activities that may only lead to pragmatic growth. Our main objective is to provide opportunities for us to gather and scatter as believers in Jesus Christ.
In Gathering - we hear the Word of God preached and we respond with a lifestyle of worship and adoration.
In Scattering - we do life together to be on mission and disciples of Jesus.
It is our prayer, that in 2014, we will be a church that gathers and scatters well together so that we can make an impact here in our city and throughout the world.