God’s heartbeat throughout Scripture is for us is to know that He alone is holy God, we are spiritually dead to Him because of our sin, and it is only through the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ that we can be reconciled to God, restored to relationship and fellowship with Him. We are reconciled so that we may know Him more, and make Him known to those who haven’t heard this incredibly Good News!
“that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”
“How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?
How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!”
Heritage Mission Perspective
We believe Jesus commissioned us as His followers to go and make disciples.
We are to share the Gospel with those around us at home, throughout our state and country, and to those who have never heard, who may not even have God’s Word in their heart language.
We do this as we live daily in our personal lives with those we can influence. We do this corporately as a part of the Body of Christ through sending missionaries, or workers, who can reach in areas and ways that we can’t. We send them with our prayers, our encouragement, and financial support. As God opens doors, we personally go and serve in other cultures, becoming more aware of God’s vast work to draw people from every tongue and tribe to worship Him.
Jesus commissioned us as His disciples by saying:
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matt 28:18-20