Our Vision
The name of our church, “Commission Church,” is from Matthew 28:18-20 — that Great Mission Statement that Jesus personally gave to His people to “go and make disciples of all the nations.” We do not want to merely create church attenders and our goal is not to go and make converts. But we want to make disciples of Jesus who genuinely know Him, love Him, learn from Him, serve Him, and share Him with others.
We desire to be a body of Christ:
Where we are devoted to the teaching of God’s Word and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer (Acts 2:42). Where each person is equipped in the gospel and the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12; 2Timothy 3:16-17). Where each person is empowered and encouraged to use his/her spiritual giftedness for the common good of the church (1 Corinthians 12:7). That does not compromise with the world, but instead remains faithful to Jesus and to the truth that He has provided for us by His Spirit through His Word (1 Corinthians 2:10; 1John 2:15).
There are basically 3 main ingredients that go into making a healthy small church:
Fulfilling the Great Commandment
Fulfilling the Great Commission
Continual humble, thankful prayer
The Great Commandment:
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” – Matthew 22:36-40
The Great Commission:
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20
Continual humble, thankful prayer:
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1Thessalonians 5:16-18. Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving. – Colossians 4:2