The Church's Mission: "By Making Disciples and Multiplying Churches"

The Church’s Mission: “By Making Disciples and Multiplying Churches”

There is no shortage of books, conferences, and consultants in our day offering to help churches find their mission. It’s as if God’s people have been left in the dark as to what we should be about. But what if Jesus has already given us our marching orders? Shouldn’t we listen to the Head of the church if we want to know how to spend our time, energy, and resources? In this sermon, David Platt directs our attention to Christ’s words in Matthew 28:16–20 in order to help us identify the church’s mission. This is the second of a three-part series focused on the church’s vision, mission, and goal.

  1. The Great Commission is not a general command to make as many disciples as possible.
  2. The Great Commission is a specific command to make disciples among every group of people on the planet.

David Platt serves as a pastor in metro Washington, D.C. He is the founder and chairman of Radical. He is the author of several books, including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and Something Needs to Change.

LESS THAN 1% OF ALL MONEY GIVEN TO MISSIONS GOES TO UNREACHED PEOPLE AND PLACES.

That means that the people with the most urgent spiritual and physical needs on the planet are receiving the least amount of support. Together we can change that!