OUR MISSION – THE GREAT COMMISSION
Jesus told us to “GO and MAKE DISCIPLES of all the nations, BAPTISING them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit and TEACHING them to obey all the commands I have given you. ” (Matt 28:19)
This is our mission and purpose, and we are excited and passionate about living it out.
- We GO out of our Church buildings and meetings into the world around us to interact with people and show them God’s love. We also broadcast our teachings through TV and the internet and we are interacting with people all over the world in an attempt to help them to become disciples, and to disciple others.
- We MAKE DISCIPLES by fostering relationships and small groups. Relationships with leaders and equippers result in people catching the heart of what is being taught. The small group is a Biblical model for people to use their gifts for the Lord, grow as Christians, and be accountable and committed to other Christians.
- We BAPTISE people as often as we can, in many different settings. Baptism is a powerful sign of new life in Christ, and is an entryway into the fullness of being in Christ’s body and being filled with His Spirit.
- We TEACH in large public meetings, as well as using small groups, discussions, personal discipleship, and video / audio / written media.
We make our resources available through the internet and TV, to grow and develop small groups and leaders in our home area as well as in other parts of the world. Freely available resources, and relationships with gifted leaders, mean that anyone, anywhere can mature in Christ and become a leader for God. Our main tool is a website, LeadingLightsNetwork.com, where all of our material is available for free in a format that makes it easy for people to grow and become equipped for ministry. Mature believers, and new groups and Churches, will fulfill the mission that God has given us, and we believe we are well placed to see the whole world reached for Christ in our lifetime.
“I have made you a light for the nations; you will show people all over the world the way to be saved.” (Acts 13 vs 47 MSG)
We believe that there are people in every corner of the world who can start or lead groups of believers in their homes or other settings. This is why we have set up the “Leading Lights Network” to put this wonderful opportunity well within the reach of ordinary people wherever they live. The same resources that help people in other countries, are used by our local members to reach our community for Christ, primarily through starting and leading small home groups that we call “Lifegroups”.