The essence of any local church is seen as being the people of God on mission. God has sent His people to complete His mission by making disciples who make disciples!
Every believer and every church must align with the mission of Jesus.
Mission cannot be something separate from or added to the essence of the Church. The essential nature of the local congregation is, in and of itself, mission, or else the congregation is not really the Church.
From God’s Missionary People by Charles Van Engen, (p70)
Align your life with the mission of Jesus. Start making disciples who make disciples who make disciples.
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