Every church needs to have a purpose statement that answers the question, “why do we exist?” At New Life Outreach International, we filter every idea, program, and budget request through our purpose statement. If what we plan doesn’t help us meet our purpose, then we don’t do it.
Our statement of purpose is based on two teachings of Jesus:
Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart...soul...and with all your mind” ‘this is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40)
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe...” Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and conformed his word by the signs that accompanied it. (Mark 16:15-20)
New Life Outreach exists:
- To worship God with sincere expression.
- To share the Good News of Jesus with others.
- To connect with other believers in meaningful relationships.
- To prepare disciples to fulfill their purpose.
- To encourage leaders in their God-given destiny.
You can learn more about our purpose as a church at Growth Track, Step 2 and more about how your gifts and calling fit into that purpose in Step 3.