We Are Kingdom Focused
Just before Jesus ascended into Heaven He gave the mandate to the church:
"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 observe (to obey) all things that I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
This is a mandate we as a church take very seriously and have put its meaning into our Cultural Values:
“We love our Church family here at PCC, but we also understand that we are just a small part of the Universal Church Jesus died for and is building in every nation of the earth and across our city. And because His Church will prevail, we will join Jesus in planting and building His Church among all people. As a church, we take seriously the command of Jesus to be on mission. Therefore, we not only pray and give, but also strategically partner with those who the Holy Spirit has sovereignly led us to.
We believe in empowering our church family through prayer, financial support, and ‘hands on training’ as we send them on mission. As a church, we are not just focused on the local mission and vision of God, but we join Him in His global vision to reach the world.”
We have accomplished much as a church family as it relates to foreign missions—giving almost $3.2 million to missions over the last 13 years and have sent out over 40 mission teams around the world during that same period—not including individuals who have gone out. But we still want to accomplish much more. In 2019, we will continue to have a strong focus on foreign missions but we are planning and preparing to really engage our community. Our desire is to get into the path of those who make up our community especially as it relates to community events. Our goal will be to engage our community in at least four community events and create ongoing mission opportunities for the community. During the upcoming year, I hope you will plan to join us as we provide opportunities to make Christ known to our community and to let them know there is a church in Cleveland County that loves and cares for them.
Making Him Known,