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Mission and purpose of Twin Oaks Community Church

Our overarching purpose and mission statement is stated in this simple sentence: TO KNOW JESUS AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN. As you can see, there are two halves to this sentence. The first half deals with the believer’s responsibility to God, and the second with the believer’s responsibility to non-believers. Matthew 22:37-39 tells us to love the Lord with all our being and in Matthew 28:18-20 we are told to go into all the world make Him known.

How is this purpose achieved? It is best realized as we follow five key ministry concepts built around the acronym T.R.E.E.S. It stands for:

Teaching     Relating     Exalting     Evangelizing    Serving

Purpose # 1 – Teaching Understanding the Word of God was an important objective of the New Testament Church….and rightly so for it was a key imperative in the Lord’s Great Commission to the Church (Matt. 28:19,20). Acts 2:42 – “And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching…”

Purpose #2: Relating Acts 2:44, 45 shares “All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possession and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.” Koinonia is a Greek word which means sharing, caring and sacrificial generosity. It speaks of how a church family takes care of each other with unconditional love. There is unity, love and fellowship.

Purpose #3: Evangelizing Acts 2:47 shares the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. The believers were obviously going out and being lights within their community, their sphere of influence. They understood they were missionaries and wherever they went they said the love of Christ with others.

Purpose #4: Exalting (Worship) The New Testament church was concerned with worshiping the Lord in Spirit and in Truth and this is why they had good sound doctrinal teaching. They worshiped God and gave Him praise. As we come to worship we are not to be spectators but participators in worship. It means keeping in your mind’s eye a graphic picture of us standing before the very throne of God Almighty giving Him praise and adoration.

Purpose #5: Serving The leadership style of Jesus was all about serving others. Listen to a few of these scriptural examples; Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” John 13:14, 15 – “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you should also wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”