The mission of the Church isn’t defined by us. As the Head of His Church, Jesus defined its mission 2,000 years ago, and it has never changed:
Mark 16:15-18 (NLT)
15 And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. 16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. 17 These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. 18 They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
It’s Jesus’ mission, and His mission is our mission Go as His witnesses and make disciples. What that means in a practical sense is that we live openly, and VERY publicly about our love for Jesus because we want other people to meet Him, and come to know Him, and to love Him. And so, as we go through this life, we do so with the mission of sharing with those whose eyes have been blinded, whose hearts have been hardened, whose lives are destined for destruction, even if they don’t know it, sharing with them this great Good News that Jesus conquered death and Jesus conquered sin and they can share in Jesus’ victory, and they can receive the eternal life AND live the abundant life He died to give them! That’s the mission given to us by Jesus.
Peninsula Christian Center has been called by God and anointed by the Holy Spirit to boldly advance the Kingdom of God, and to boldly confront the powers of darkness that work to diminish its Divinelyintended impact and influence. We believe the Lord is saying, ‘It’s time!’
How this happens, practically, is modeled for us in the book of Acts, when the Church was fresh from the hand of God. The Word of God was proclaimed without compromise. Prayer was the engine that powered all ministries. The Spirit of God was welcomed, honored, and obeyed. Without question, they fought demons and faced terrible persecution. But the results speak for themselves. They turned their world upside down. They boldly advanced the Kingdom of God in the earth.
We are not a New Testament Church simply because we believe what the New Testament Church believed. We are a New Testament Church when we function as the New Testament Church functioned. Our vision for PCC is for this to be our presentday reality.