Monday, June 21, 2010

The Church: an "Evangelistic Community"

How Does the Church Carry Out Its Mission to Make Disciples?
Mark DriscollPreaching Pastor at Mars Hill Church

Wise words from Pastor Driscoll, I repost it here because it parallels my Glorifying, Missional, Community construct for the church. Driscoll writes . . .

The church obeys the Great Commission to evangelize and make disciples. The church is an evangelistic community where the gospel of Jesus is constantly made visible through its proclamation of the gospel (Glorifying), the witness of the members' lives (Missional), and its Spirit-empowered life of love (Community). From the first day, 'the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved' because they took Jesus' command seriously: 'You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.'

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3 John 8
Bill H.