Basic Church Goals
God has declared that the gates of hell shall not prevail against His Church (Matthew 16:18), but the very declaration reveals a continuous-warfare. For several generations now, our churches and families have been yielding strategic ground to secular designers. Now we are in a life and death struggle. The future of our church and our families depends entirely on how clearly we define and achieve scriptural goals.
Our Goals Are:
- To guide each individual to put his full faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and to love Him with all his heart, soul, and strength (Romans 10:9).
- To build Christ’s character in individuals, in marriages, and in families, so that they will be above reproach and an advertisement for the Christian faith (Colossians 1:28,29).
- To teach every man how to delight in and meet the needs of his wife with the same sort of love that CHRIST gave to the Church when He sacrificed Himself for her (Ephesians 5:25).
- To teach every wife how to love her husband and children, how to be discreet and pure in mind, how to manage her own home, and how to adapt to her husband; so that those who know her cannot speak against the Christian faith (Titus 2:4,5).
- To turn the heart of every father toward his sons and daughters, in order to teach them scriptural ^principles on how to be successful persons, partners, and parents (Malachi 4:6).
- To demonstrate our love for the Lord and our loyalty to each other by giving only a good report of each other unless we follow Matthew 18 in the spirit of restoring rather than exposing (Galatians 6:1).
- To explain and apply God’s principles of finances in the church and in each family, so that God can provide specific direction and illustrate His supernatural power (Malachi 3:10; Luke 16:11,12).
- To motivate women to a life of godliness and faithfulness, by providing meaningful ministries and financial assistance for them when they are older and without a husband or relatives who can support them (I Timothy 5).
- To help each Christian discover his or her spiritual gift and assist him or her to exercise this gift in expressing God’s love to the members of the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12; Romans 12; Ephesians 4).
- To train Christians to edify one another and strengthen the church by sharing with each other what God is doing in their lives (Ephesians 5:19).