In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus summarized his mission in this way:
"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
We think that Jesus said it pretty good, so we have decided to use his exact words for our mission statement.
In an effort to live our mission statement out, we like to pause, zoom in and reflect on the following key words and questions on a regular basis:
1) GO--Who is God calling me to intentionally reach out to?
2) MAKE DISCIPLES--Who is God calling me to disciple?
3) BAPTIZING--Who will I have the privilege of baptizing in the next year?
4) TEACHING--Who am I teaching and guiding further in the Way, the Truth and the Life?
With Jesus' mission in mind, we have confidence that the redemptive movement of God will continue from generation to generation. The Well is a community of continual growth and change, but our mission in the world will never change.