"And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct], [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church]; until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity]."
It is God's heart to make disciples so that they would be mature and intimate in and with Christ, continue to grow in the life of Christ, serve in the body, and sow the Gospel of Jesus Christ into the lives of others and as a result: make disciples of all nations.
WE HAVE BEEN CHOSEN to build a church (people) out of the un-churched (lost people).
WE HAVE BEEN CHOSEN to minister to the religious people about the love, mercy, and grace of God by our actions and teachings.
WE HAVE BEEN CHOSEN to bring freedom and healing to those who are hurting and in captivity.
WE HAVE BEEN CHOSEN to bring the multi-ethnic together to show a picture of the banquet table that is being prepared for God's children.
WE HAVE BEEN CHOSEN to bring the multi-generational together so that we can truly have an IMPACT with the presence of God and be a demonstration of the Kingdom of God on the Earth.
We at The Impact Center of Lawton have accepted the CALL and the CHALLENGE to bring transformation to our city, region, state, and nation by fulfilling this assignment.
Our mission is to fulfill Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations by being a multi-ethnic and multi-generational center. The seven steps that will bring wholeness into the lives of the church (people) are:
To Envision, Engage, Encourage, Edify, Establish, Equip, and Empower disciples to IMPACT one life at a time for the Kingdom of God.
The Gospel of Matthew chapter 28 verses 18-20 is God’s command to us all:
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have command you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”.
WE ARE IMPACTORS ON ASSIGNMENT TO FULFILL THE COMMISSION THAT JESUS COMMANDED OF US TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS.
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