TO EDIFY AND EQUIP A HOLY PEOPLE
TO EXECUTE THE WORK OF HIS MINISTRY
All believers should be edified in Jesus Christ, who is the rock.
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. - 1 Cor 3:11
...Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. - 1 Peter 4:10
To prepare, train, and empower believers with the word of God so that they can be true disciples and effective servants.
You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. - 2 Tim 2:2
Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. - Matt. 28:18-20
A HOLY PEOPLE
God calls his people to Holiness, to be set apart for Him. The code of ethics and moral conduct by which we’re governed should be according to Biblical principles, which allow for the character of Christ to be made a reality in our lives.
If you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. - Ex. 19:5-6
Each person in our congregations has been called with a divine purpose and should aim to develop the gifts/talents given to them by God to benefit the Church.
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. - Rom. 12:4-5
Each of you should use your gift to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. - 1 Peter 4:10
THE WORK OF HIS MINISTRY
Those who have received a ministerial calling should occupy themselves with multiplying, with the goal of seeing all members occupied with the work of His ministry.
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. - Eph. 4:11-13