OUR MISSIONAL MANDATE
Following Jesus by Serving our Community
1. Seeing lives transformed by the person of Jesus Christ. (Discipleship)
Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:17-32; Matthew 5-7; Colossians 1:28-29; John 10:10; John 15:1-16; Ephesians 3:16-20
2. Visible Engagement by worshiping and serving in our community (Evangelism)
Mark 10:45; Luke 22:25-28; John 12:25-27; 1 Peter 4:10; Matthew 6:19-21, 24-25; Matthew 6:2-4; Matthew 10:7-8; 1 Timothy 6:17-18; Matthew 10:42; Acts 2:45; Romans 12:13; 1 Peter 4:8-10; Romans 12:3-9; Ephesians 2:10;
Acts 4:32, 34
3. Being other focused by external allocation of resources (Outer Community/ Mercy)
Romans 12:4-9, 10, 13; 1 Peter 4:8-10; Acts 2:42-47; Acts 4:32, 34-35; John 15:17; Ephesians 3:17-19;
Ephesians 4:11-19; Matthew 18:1-6, 15-20; Acts 14:27-28
4. We are an inclusive community by welcoming all people (Inner Community)
Isa 49:13 For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
5. Relevance through meaningful expressions of our faith (Culture)
Mic 6:8 And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Our mMap has three components: Worship, Community, Service
Transformed lives long to serve.
Because of service, we are other focused and we engage; because we engage we include.
Because we include, we want to be relevant.
Mat 7:12 (NIV) 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Pro 22:9 (NIV) 9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
Mat 28:19-20 (NIV) 19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self- control. Against such things there is no law.
Rom 12:10-16 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Psa 84:4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.
Heb 10:23-25 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another —and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Isa 58:6-7 (NIV) “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter — when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
2Ti 2:1-2 (NIV) 1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.
Eph 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
1Jo 3:16-18 (NIV) 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Deu 10:18 (NIV) 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.
Jam 1:27 (NIV) 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.