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The Great Commission

Christians are commissioned by Christ to share the good news of His love and salvation with others (Mark 16:15). God’s love and salvation through Jesus are a gift for all humankind, and are meant to be freely shared with others. We believe that Christians should reach out to people in all strata of society with God’s message, by methods in harmony with Christian values.

Jesus set an example for His followers of not only teaching spiritual truths, but also reaching out with compassion to people in need, including the poor and disadvantaged of His day. We believe that Christians should likewise strive to comfort, aid, and minister to those in need.

  • Matthew 28:19–20; 2 Timothy 4:2; Daniel 12:3; Acts 26:18; Matthew 5:14,16; Luke 9:1–2; Matthew 10:8; Proverbs 3:27, 19:17; 1 Corinthians 16:14

Scriptural References

Matthew 28:19–20 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

Daniel 12:3 Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.

Matthew 5:14,16 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Luke 9:1–2 Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

Proverbs 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.

Proverbs 19:17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given.

1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done with love.

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