The mission is clear — bringing LIFE to community.
Many people wonder what it means to be a church ‘on mission’. Where does our mission come from, and why does it matter?
At Alive Ministries, we believe Jesus has given us an amazing gift of LIFE. Through His death on the cross, Jesus paid for our salvation from the penalty of sin, allowing us to be in relationship with a holy God, and receive the gift of eternal LIFE.
But this is not just hope for the future; Jesus also gives us LIFE today.
Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that you may have LIFE, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10 / NIV)
So what does this have to do with being on mission? After Jesus rose from the grave and prepared to return to the Father in heaven, Jesus gave His disciples this mission:
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
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 28:18-20 / NIV)
That small group of followers, filled with the Holy Spirit, began to spread the good news of LIFE in Jesus across the world. As followers of Jesus today, our mission is still the same. We bring the good news of LIFE in Jesus to our community, so others may share in this LIFE – for today, and for eternity.