I have come to believe that the Church in America must take seriously the calling of Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20. The mandate to make disciples wasn't just for the disciples, it was for us as well. This calling involves making disciples of all nations and we have the nations here in America. Our calling to is share the Gospel with every person irrespective of their ethnic background. We hear the news of tragic violence that happens in our country and we often ask why this is happening and what can we do to fix it. As Christians, we know what changes and transforms. It is the Gospel. Paul said in Romans 1:16 that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes.
So here we are. Wherever you are, wherever God has put you, pray that we, the Church become serious about our mission to make disciples of all nations. Pray for us as we seek to do that in Tyler, Texas. Our desire, vision and mission is to see many people being transformed by the Gospel into disciples of Christ who continue to multiply themselves as they go into their daily lives. Our vision is to see many more communities around us being reached with the Gospel. Our prayer is to see many
being launched out to other nations as missionaries. Not only here at Grace but in many other churches in America and abroad.