Five Reasons The Church Exists

THE FIVE REASON THE CHURCH EXISTS:

1: Exalt our master - To be in God’s Presence - Worship

    O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together  Ps 34:3

I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the Lord’s house.  Ps 122:1

2: Evangelize our mission field – God’s Word at Work - Evangelism

    The most important thing is that I complete my mission - the work the Lord gave me to do - to tell people the Good       news about God’s grace.   Acts 20:24

You will be my witnesses... Acts 1:8

3: Encourage our members – God’s Family Loving - Fellowship

    You are a member of God’s very own family and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian.  Eph          2:19

4. Educate for maturity – God’s People Growing - Discipleship

    ...building up the Church, the body of Christ, to a position of strength and maturity...until all become full grown in           the Lord.   Eph 4:12b-13

5. Equip for ministry – God’s Love in Action - Ministry

    It was He who gave some to be Apostles, some to be Prophets, some to be Evangelists, and some to be Pastors         and Teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all         reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure     of the fullness of Christ.   Eph 4:11-13