The church is a creation of God (Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 17; 15:9), founded and owned by Jesus Christ—“I will build My church” (Matthew 16:18)—and directed and energized by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 10:17; 12:5–27; Romans 12:4–5). Therefore, it is the church’s joy to look to God to explain His design for the church and His mission for it. God’s mission for the church proves to have several parts.
1. The mission of the church is to make disciples. Just before Jesus returned to heaven, He commissioned His disciples this way: “Going into all the world, make disciples of all nations by baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you” (literal translation of Matthew 28:19–20a).
TIK believes that our Vision and Mission of Loving God, Loving People and Serving the World mandates us to reach beyond the borders of our own city and nation. Efforts to support the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ, feed the hungry, build churches, dig wells, clothe and feed orphans, rescue children from trafficking, provide resources for partner ministries and missionaries allow us to effectively be the hands and feet of Jesus around the World!