We believe this gospel transformation takes place both holistically and progressively, as God’s Spirit works in unison with God’s Word to transform God’s people to be more like God’s Son and to join God’s mission. This process begins with our heads (the mind) through the preaching and teaching of the gospel, moves to our hearts (the will) as we respond in repentance and faith to the gospel, and then is finally demonstrated through our hands (the action) as we participate in the kingdom mission of the gospel.
This entire process is in obedience to the Great Commission that Christ gave to His disciples in Matthew 28:18-20 when He proclaimed, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Jesus promises to return to this earth and consummate a new, eternal kingdom once the gospel has reached every tribe, tongue, and nation. Until then we must preach and teach this message everywhere to be Christ’s witnesses “in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).