Biblical Purpose

 

The Five Unchanging Biblical Purposes of the Church which is to Worship God, Minister to People, Evangelize the lost, Fellowship with believers and make Disciples of Jesus Christ, was derived from the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

 

The Great Commandment

37 Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”  

Matthew 22:37–40 (NIV)

The Great Commission

19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  

Matthew 28:19–20 (NIV) 

General Purpose

 

To exercise the rights, powers, duties and authority of a church under the constitution of the AGAPE CHURCH OF SAN DIEGO.

Exclusively for religious, charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as amended) or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations which are recognized as exempt from tax under such 501(c)(3).

The Church being a Body of Christ, is made up of people. The Word of God clearly teaches ; as individual members of the Body of Christ to live in peace and subject to the authorities that God has established. (Romans 13:1-2, 1Timothy 2:1-3, 1 Peter 2: 13-17)

 

To exercise the rights, powers, duties and authority of a nonprofit religious or ecclesiastical corporation organized under the Nonprofit Corporation Act of the State of California which are consistent with the preceding paragraph.

 

Specific Purpose

 

The specific purposes of the Church include, without limitation, the following:

 

In as much as the Lord Jesus Christ came to glorify the Father (John 17:4) so the purpose of this Church shall be to glorify God (Ephesians 1:12).

 

In as much as the Lord Jesus Christ came to make disciples (Mark 1:17), so the purpose of this Church shall be to disciple persons in Christian belief and practice (Matthew 28:18-20).

 

In as much as the Lord Jesus Christ came to save sinners (Luke 19:10), so the purpose of this Church shall be to proclaim salvation through repentance, forgiveness, and faith in Christ (Luke24:47).

 

In as much as the Lord Jesus Christ came to serve (Mark 10:45), so the purpose of this Church is to meet human needs as resources are available (Matthew 25:31-46). 

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