Our Purpose: To Love God and Others
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these. — Mark 12:30-31
Our Mission: To Make Disciples of All Nations
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. — Matthew 28:18-20
Since the late 1970s, our fellowship of churches has seen great victories sustained by ongoing, significant sacrifice. From a handful of churches in one country, we are now more than 665 congregations in 150 nations of the world. And from a few hundred meeting on a Sunday to nearly 130,000 gathering in our churches every week, we have seen God move very powerfully for decades now.
We have paid a great price to be where we are today. Thousands have been raised up and sent out, and more than $250 million has been given and spent on the missions effort. We have faced and overcome significant adversity and challenge along the way, and a great vision was cast, embraced, and pursued with zeal. We accept that future costs will not be less, but rather more. More people need to be raised up, more people need to go out, and more financial resources need to be given and allocated to this great effort. Simply put, at this hour we are being called higher.