The Great Commission
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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.”
Matthew 28:16-20 (ESV)
The vision for Redeemer’s Grace Church is grounded in the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ states the necessity for his followers to “make disciples” which calls for individuals to commit to Jesus as Master and Lord. We desire to faithfully proclaim the Gospel and to live in accordance with the Word of God.
Jesus Christ includes three vital aspects in fulfilling the Great Commission. Redeemer’s Grace Church is committed to fulfilling all three aspects: to go, to baptize, and to teach. We are committed to teaching the Word of God to all believers in order for them to be transformed (2 Cor 3:18), to be more like Christ (Matt 10:24-25; Rom 8:29; 2 Cor 3:18), and to be equipped to fulfill the Great Commission. We are committed to baptism by immersion (Acts 8:36-39) as the solemn and beautiful testimony of a believer showing forth their faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, and their union with Him in death to sin and resurrection to a new life (Romans 6:1-11). We are also committed to proclaiming the Word of God and the Gospel to all—both locally and internationally.