CBCGB's Missions Mandate
As he ascended to heaven, Jesus commissioned his disciples, and through them, the Church throughout this age: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20).
This mandate establishes our purpose, our goal, and our resources. Our purpose is to spread the gospel wherever Christ is not yet known, and to advance his reign wherever Christ is not yet exalted. Our goal is that people hear the gospel, develop a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, become vital members of a reproducing Church, and spread the knowledge of Christ where he is still not known. Our resources include the authority and presence of Christ, the potent gospel message, and empowerment by the Spirit.
In response to this mandate, the aim of CBCGB’s missions committee is to help equip and mobilize the members of our church to participate to their fullest potential in the work of world evangelization: in sending our own people into cross-cultural ministry; in committing financial resources to the task; in nurturing a corporate life of persevering intercessory prayer; and in upholding our missionary partners in loving relationship, both while in the field and at home. We yearn to see the members of CBCGB fully embracing God’s intentions for our church as an instrument in the work of advancing his kingdom among all peoples.