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Our Purpose

Our Purpose

 

Our purpose at Greater Berea Missionary Baptist Church is to individually and corporately, is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever through a relationship characterized by love, obedience, and faith. We desire to know Him intimately and make Him known to the world. Our goals are to fulfill the Great  Commandments–to love God and people (Mark 12: 30-31), and the Great Commission–to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8), beginning where we live. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we seek to accomplish these goals through evangelism, discipleship, ministry, fellowship, worship, prayer, missions, and Christian education.Greater Berea Missionary Baptist Church will strive towards this goal through a fivefold strategic purpose:

 

Evangelism    

Evangelism is communicating the good news of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, for the reconciliation of all people to God (Matt. 28:19; John 3:16; Rom. 6:23; 2 Cor. 5:19; Titus 3:5).

 

 

Exaltation      

Exaltation is glorifying God the Father; God the Son; and God the Holy Spirit, and enjoying his presence with all of one’s heart, soul, mind, and strength (John 4:24; Matt. 22:37-38; Ps. 9:1; Eccles. 12:13; Ps. 37:4; Ps. 150).

 

 

Edification      

Edification is helping  God’s people to grow to full devotion to Christ through appropriate biblical teaching, authentic community, an the practice of personal spiritual disciplines (Col. 1:27; 1 peter 2:2-3; Heb. 6:1-3; Phil. 1:9-10; Rom. 14:19; Eph. 5:1-2; Rom. 12:10; Gal. 6:3; Matt. 28:20).

 

Extension      

Extension is actively demonstrating God’s love through the use of our unique individual passions, spiritual gifts, personal style, and resources to meet the needs of the body of Christ and the world (Matt. 22:37-38; Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:4-6; Gal. 5:6,13; Eph. 4:11-12; Phil. 2:4; 1 Peter 4:10).

 

Encouragement      

 

Encouragement encompasses acts, which inspire hope, instill confidence, lift spirits, and provide needed support in a way that fosters a sense of genuine care and belonging. Such acts exemplify God’s own love for humanity modeled by Jesus himself and commanded for the New Testament church to follows, in order to care for God’s family (Mark 9:41; Rom. 12:10, 13,15: Gal. 6:2; 1 Thess. 5:14b; Heb.3:13  10:24; James 2:15-17; 1 Peter 4:8).