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Philosophy of Missions

 

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Missions Philosophy

We affirm that God's love and offer of redemption extend to all the peoples of the earth.  It is His supreme desire to make disciples of His Son, Jesus, among all peoples of the world and to see His Church established among every tribe, tongue, and race.

We believe each Christian is personally accountable for carrying out God's plan.  Missions is not a special interest for a select group in our church, it is for all.

We also recognize that Bayview Bible Chapel is corporately responsible to carry out God's plan for the nations.  We, therefore, commit ourselves to work together in a missions program that will be an appropriate, obedient response to God's call to be involved in missions.

Scriptural Commission

Matt 28:19-20 (ESV)
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Mark 16:15 (ESV)
And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Luke 24:46-47 (ESV)
and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Acts 1:8 (ESV)
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."