It’s really all about missions.
“He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.”
This says that, when seeking how to do church, Jesus must “have first place in everything.” If Jesus is to have first place in everything, I have first place in NOTHING!
If he is to have first place in everything, then his last words recorded in Matthew 28 must take priority. Let's paraphrase what he said in that passage: It’s really all about missions!
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
We are to “make disciples of all nations.”
It’s really all about missions!
That leads us to the phrase that guides all we do...
Every One on Mission!
How can every one be on mission? How is that even possible? If Jesus commanded it, He will make it possible. In short, we want every one of us fully engaged in carrying out the orders of Jesus for the church. That means we want every one on mission. For that to happen, we must have two priorities in common:
Large Group Worship
Small Group Ministry
God works in our lives in unique and wonderful ways when we engage in corporate worship. That is why large group worship is so crucial to every one being on mission. We understand the importance of our daily one-on-one worship of the Father, but there is something unique and powerful about large group worship.
The second priority is small group ministry. Our Small Groups help us believe, belong, and become. Small Groups focus on the salvation of their members. We want them to believe. One cannot be on mission for Christ if he or she doesn’t know Christ.
Small Groups also serve to help each member to belong. While one can remain anonymous in a large group worship setting, anonymity is impossible in the Small Group setting. We are able to connect with other followers of Christ, and this is so important. We are then able to have support, love, and accountability at a personal level not possible in the corporate worship setting. In Small Groups, we finally learn to belong.
Lastly, Small Groups help each of us become the disciple God has called us to be. Through our Small Groups we are on mission all the time. We challenge each Small Group to have missions partnerships locally, regionally, and internationally. These Small Groups are to be active in doing missions with their partners. This results in frequent local missions endeavors and periodic short-term mission trips all over the world. Every year, hundreds of our Broadmoor family are involved in these missions efforts.
So, as you can see, missions isn’t a pastime restricted to brothers and sisters who do this work as a vocation. Every one must be on mission. And that is our passion here at Broadmoor.
Every One on Mission!