The Mission of God
Our world is subsumed with a diversity of lenses through which all people view the world—backgrounds, cultures, upbringings, education, training, authorities, and much more have all shaped our personal world views. Amid this complexity, however, God has provided a single lens through which He displays transcendent unity. And when we look through this lens and align our lives, the world makes since; it is the lens of God’s Glory.
What is the glory of God? The glory of God is the expansive weight of His eternal providence over all His creation and to see it and savor it is mankind’s end goal. Throughout all of scripture and today, God displays his glory among his people in unthinkable ways with one goal in mind—that all people would know that He is the Lord their God and that knowledge of his glory would cover the earth as the waters do the sea (Exodus 16:11) (1 Timothy 2:4). The mission of God then is simple—to exemplify and extend His glory to every intrinsic corner of creation.
The Mission of the Church
The greatest display of God’s glory in the earth was shown at the cross, where despite the deserved eternal punishment of humanity’s sin, God in His great mercy, has himself taken the penalty of sin through the substitutional sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ, through whom we receive forgiveness of sins and eternal Salvation. (Ephesians 2:4).
This message of the cross has warranted the mission of the Church and can best be expressed in 2 Corinthians 5; where those who have been redeemed by God have been given grace and commission to live their lives as ambassadors extending this message to the corners of the earth. The means now is clearly expressed in Jesus final words to his people—“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you, and I will be with you always to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19) Through all the different styles of church methodology, there is only one mission: to glory God by making disciples.
The Mission of Church 212°
Church212° exists to restore people with the love of God, to ignite passion by authentic worship, and to reveal God's purpose to our generation through the ministry of reconciliation.
We believe the first step in God's Plan or Redemption to restore mankind begins with God's Love. We believe people can only grow and be transformed by the unconditional Love of God through is Son Jesus Christ and what he has done for us at the cross. This love, however, must be expressed through God's people - we dream of a church where people of all creeds, races, ethnic groups & backgrounds can come to a safe place where the Gospel of Grace is preached and expressed through people who represent this message with love, acceptance and forgiveness.
We believe that the security of His Love will ignite passion within people and start them on a journey of spiritual awakening and growth helping them find their place in God’s global purpose within the Body of Christ.
Revealing God's Purpose
Ultimately, and this was our goal from the beginning of the process, people will discover God's Plan for their lives and be empowered by faith to walk in God's perfect will for their lives. Of course, God will use YOU in His Plan to "Restore People...Ignite Passion...Reveal God's Purpose"