Matthew 28:18-20 “The Great Commission”
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Before ascending into heaven to the right hand of God the Father, Jesus issued the Great Commission to the remaining eleven disciples. While the church has been charged with providing numerous and significant ministries, its primary function is summed up in this clear charge by our Lord and Savior. Without making more disciples the church would whither and die. 1 Timothy 1:3-4 tells us that, “This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” God loves all humanity whom he has created and he desires that all be reconciled to him through Jesus Christ his Son. The continuing work of leading people to a saving knowledge of Christ has been given to his present disciples.
It is for this reason that MBC takes this duty to heart. The Great Commission provides the necessary parameters with which we must concern ourselves. In every disciple’s life, coming and going, we are to be conscious of our witness and leading others to Christ. This refers to our personal circle of influence (home, work, school, recreation) and also to areas outside our circle by commissioning and sending forth workers into state, national and international fields.
We have segregated the missionaries MBC supports into five separate menu links: Community Services, Local Missions, State Missions, National Missions and International Missions.