We exist to make disciples in our city and of all nations who are sent-out to proclaim and embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the Glory of God.
Calvary Chapel La Pine is a local church recognized by the State of Oregon and, more importantly, it is a church which is a precious purchased possession of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is His church; He promises to build it and to walk in the midst of it.
To make disciples:
The final words of Jesus at the conclusion of His ministry on earth – The Great Commission – were not only for the disciples of His time but for disciples of all ages. A God-given commission to preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations, teaching people everywhere to obey all that Jesus commanded. His final words also included the promise of power from the Holy Spirit to make this possible. As these were His important sending instructions, they are a key part of our purpose as a local church.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:4-8
In our city and of all nations:
Jesus says the Holy Spirit will empower us to testify of Him in a local, regional and global scale in order that all people everywhere may know of His way of salvations and rejoice in Him.
Psalm 67; Matthew 28.18-20; Luke 24:46-48; Acts 1:8
Who are sent-out:
The process of disciple-making is described as: preachers are sent out to preach; people hear, believe and call on the name of the Lord. Jesus himself raised-up disciples for the purpose of sending them out in order to make more disciples.
Mark 3:14; Matthew 28:18-20; John 20:19-20; Romans 10.14-15; 2 Timothy 2.2
To proclaim and embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ:
The lost of this world will not be able to hear, believe and call on the name of Jesus for salvation unless somebody proclaims the good news of the gospel to them. However, the mission of God does not just end with preaching, but must be lived out in tangible form as light in the midst of darkness.
Mark 16:15-19; John 13:34-36; Acts 4:13; 1 John 2.29-3:23
For the glory of God:
This is the main aim of all we do as a church as we live out our vision statement. All things are for the glory of God, for His renown in our city and among every nation. The church is the mirror that reflects the shining and wonders of God’s character to the world.
Psalm 67:1-7; Ephesians 3.20-21; 1 Peter 2.9-10; Revelation 5:8-14