As a Church Body we will additionally, strive to constantly lead people to Christ Jesus and be tools used in the Master’s hands to: “Seek and save that which is Lost.” In John 3-16-21 we see clearly that God sent His Son into the world to Save sinners from the penalty of sin. Based again on the Great Commission of Matthew 28:16-20, we are convicted that Church is to make “disciples”. In order to make disciples we first must lead people to a knowledge of Christ and then, upon the Holy Spirit’s working in their lives, once they have entered into a relationship with Christ, they should be encouraged to follow up their commitment in “Believers baptism.” From this point they should be encouraged to mature as Disciples of Christ Jesus. This is a primary mission of the church, to share the message of the Gospel in the world, in such a manner and through the power of the Holy Spirit so that lost people will be brought into a close personal relationship with Christ as Savior and Lord of their lives. By looking at the mere definition of the word “disciple/mathetes (Greek)” (G3101), we find that a “disciple” was not only a pupil, but an adherent of a teacher and His teachings. Hence, they are spoken of as “imitators of their teacher.” Thus we must first lead people to a convincing, saving knowledge of Christ, and then lead them to enter into a personal relationship with Him as both Savior and Lord, under the guidance of and with sole dependence upon the Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus. Those who do yield to the pulling and convicting of the Holy Spirit, when at all possible, are then to be instructed in Scripture to undertake believer’s baptism as an outward testimony of their faith in Christ Jesus and to identify themselves with Christ’s death and His Resurrection. The following Scripture references add to this thought and reinforce our convictions as it pertains to individual Salvation (Save): John 3:16-18, Romans 10:8-11, Matthew 7:22-23, Galatians 3:27 -29, Romans 6:3-11.
Therefore, we as the members of Christ’s Church, must be intentional in our efforts to share the Gospel in a manner that helps people come to a saving knowledge of Christ Jesus.