What is mission?
- God is a missionary God: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only son" (John 3:16).
- Jesus had a mission: "I have come to seek and save the lost" (Luke 19:10).
- Jesus gave his followers a mission: "Go therefore and make discioples of all nations" (Matthew 28:18).
- Jesus expects his followers to be involved in mission: "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men" (Mark 1:17).
- Centrepoint has a mission: God has called us to be a Spirit-empowered community of believers helping people become fully devoted followers of Christ.
So perhaps the most simple way to think about mission is this:
- Join the Father in reaching the world
- Through the gospel of his Son Jesus
- In the power of the Holy Spirit
- And all in the context of living out the Christian life in committed community (John 13:35).
As we do that - God's mission will take us to people all over Bathgate and West Lothian and ultimately to places all over the world.