CALL TO ACTION FOUNDATION
“Be doers of the word” James 1:22
THE MISSION of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world as described in Matthew 28:18-20 “Jesus drew near and said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go then, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptized them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. and I will be with you always, to the end of the age.” and Matthew 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law? Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. the second most important commandment is like it: Love your neighbor as you love yourself. the whole Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets depend on these two commandment.”
WE ARE CALLED TO ACTION
The United Methodist Church is called to be a world leader in developing existing churches and starting a new vital congregations so that we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Vital Congregations are Spirit filled, forward-learning communities of believer that welcome all people. “So there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free people, between men and women; you are all one in union with Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:28).
* MAKE disciples of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-2)
*SERVE like Christ through justice and mercy ministries . “The Lord has told us what is good. what he requires of us is this: to do what is just, to show constant love, and to live in humble fellowship with our God. (Micah 6:8), ” The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor. he has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed and announce that the time has come when the Lord will save his people”….This passage of the Scripture has come true today, as heard it being read, (Luke4:17-21).
*DEVELOP inviting and inspiring worship service.
*WORK with disciples in mission and outreach.
*EMPOWER lay leadership.
*SUPPORT inspired clergy leadership.
*CREATE small groups and strong children’s program and youth ministry.
*ENGAGE in world transformation through the creation of vital disciples.
A VITAL DISCIPLES is a changed follower of Jesus as described in Matthew 22:36-40 (The Great Commandment).
@ WORSHIP sincerely
@ GROW their faith
@ ENGAGE in mission
@ GIVE to mission
@ MAKE new disciples
(The Councils of Bishop, the United Methodist Church)