To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world.
Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19,20, Mark 16:15,16
To be a corporate body in which man may worship God.
1 Corinthians 12:13
To be a channel of God's purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son.
Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 14:12
To be a people who demonstrate God's love and compassion for all the world.
Psalms 112:9, Galatians 2:10, Galatians 6:10, James 1:27
Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying
Mark 16:15-20, Acts 4:29-31, Hebrews 2:3,4
Adds a necessary dimension to worshipful relationship with God.
1Corinthians 2:10-16, 1 Corinthians 12-14
Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ and care for the poor and needy of the world.
Galatians 5:22-26, 1 Corinthians 14:12, Ephesians 4:11,12, 1 Corinthians 12:28, Colossians 1:29