God’s Mission and Purposes for
Cedarcroft Bible Chapel
To obey Jesus' command to "Go and make disciples."
To this end, we will...
- Be committed to proclaim and present the Good News of Jesus Christ and His salvation locally and throughout the world.
- Baptize new believers.
- Teach obedience and encourage growth toward Christian maturity in believers of all ages by:
- Urging devotion to the Apostles’ teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer.
- Challenging each individual to grow in faith and discipleship through obedience to God's commands in Scripture for a committed, disciplined Christian lifestyle.
- Equipping God's people for service so that the body of Christ will be unified and built up.
- Follow, as closely as possible, the New Testament model for Church order with Jesus Christ as Head.
The following Scriptures, and others, were used to develop our mission statement and purposes:
The Great Commision
"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."
He said to them ,"Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation."
Jesus’ mission statement
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
But he said, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent." And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
I. Go preach the Good News
"…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
"…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
"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."
III. Teaching to obey God's Word
Eph 4:11-13--Prepare God’s people for works of service
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's 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.
Acts 2:42—The early church’s activities
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Matt. 22:36-40—Loving God and caring for others
Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"
John. 4:23—Worshipping in truth
"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks."