The Purpose of Church of God WORLD Missions
The Church of God is committed to making disciples throughout the world, obeying Christ by fulfilling the Great Commission: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20
The scriptural purposes for the involvement of the Church of God in missions are:
- To fulfill the Great Commission of Christ (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:17; John 20:21; Acts 1:8).
- To share Christ’s love for the world (Luke 10:2; Matthew 9:36-38; Matthew 18:10-14).
- To minister to the totality of human need (Matthew 24:31, 46; Luke 16:9; Luke 16:19-31; Luke 10:2).
- To bring men and women to the knowledge of God and to His redeeming grace (John 3:16; Romans 10:13-15).
- To obey Christ by confessing Him to the world (Matthew 10:32,33; Matthew 24:41-46).
Church of God World Missions exists to:
- Preach the gospel of Christ
- Develop mature disciples for the Kingdom of God
- Lead non-Christian people to salvation
- Help unchurched or nominal Christians become committed disciples of Christ
- Train national leaders to proclaim the gospel to their own people and to other nations
- Help relieve people who are suffering and in need