We believe that it is critical to follow the missiological principles found in God’s Word in order to minister effectively for God’s glory and to have an eternal impact on hearts and lives around the world.
This includes the bold proclamation of the Gospel, making disciples, and gathering these disciples into Christ-centered churches. Kingdom workers are trained and equipped to go to the nations for His glory.
Here are a few of the biblical principles observed in Scripture:
- The bold proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Acts 4:13,23,29,31, 9:27-28, 13:46, 14:3, 18:24, 26, 19:8, 28:31, 2 Cor. 3:12, Eph. 6:19)
- The constant and fervent prayer for the Gospel’s expansion (Acts 1:14, 2:42, 3:1, 6:4, 10:4, 10:31, 12:5, 14:23, 16:13, 16:16)
- The initiative of discipling and baptizing believers and forming them in a local church of Christ in every town, city, and region (Matt 28:19, Acts 1:8)
- The formation of elders and deacons in each local body of Christ. (Titus 1:5, Acts 6:1-7)
- The pattern of the nature of Gospel ministry: 1) Proclamation, 2) Persecution, 3) Perseverance, 4) Fruit, and 5) God glorified. (Acts 13-14)
- The building of order, systems, in church job descriptions and offices for more effective and fruitful ministry (Acts 6:1-7, I Timothy 4:14, 5:17, Titus 1:5)
- The equipping and training of the saints of God for effective and long-term success (Eph. 4:11-14)
- The willingness and character to suffer for Christ no matter the personal cost. (Col. 1:24, 2 Cor. 1, 4, 6, 12)