Our Simple Purpose & Structure

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OUR SIMPLE PURPOSE

It’s simple. That doesn’t mean it is easy. When something is simple but not easy, we complicate the matter so it becomes easier. But it doesn’t get easier, it only gets messier!

Our purpose as a church is a simple thing. Because it is simple but not easy, we can complicate it, and then lose sight of our purpose. It is good for all of us to be on the same page about our purpose.

Our purpose must be what Jesus Himself gives us. We cannot fabricate our own purpose because we are building the Church of Jesus Christ, His Kingdom, not ours.

Our purpose is to live out
the Great Commandment
and the Great Commission

The Great Commandment: ‘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.’ (Matthew 22:37-39)

The Great Commission: “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 28:19-20)

OUR SIMPLE STRUCTURE

A simple purpose deserves a simple structure. We want a structure that reflects the simplicity of our purpose so our energy and resources can be focused.

Our structure is the
Worship Service and
Discipleship Groups

Worship Service. The Worship Service is based on the Great Commandment. The weekly Worship Service is the centerpiece of the Church of Jesus Christ. We enter to Worship and depart to Serve. This ministry that focuses on loving God with all our heart, and our neighbor as ourselves. Worship expresses, encourages, and purifies our love for God. But no love for God is genuine unless we also love and serve our neighbor.

Discipleship. Discipleship is based on the Great Commission. It is the weekday program when we meet in discipleship groups to (1) minister to one another, and (2) the pre-faith, through (1) prayer, (2) study, and (3) tangible actions. We make disciples by sharing the Good News. And when we obey everything Jesus has commanded us, we have the Good Life. Discipleship is about the Good News and the Good Life in Jesus Christ.

Pastor Peter Eng

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