What: Mercy Church
a visible community expressing the glory of God by proclaiming the gospel and making disciples
A visible community is a group of disciples who reflect the truth of God. Scripture calls disciples to live visibly in this world by reflecting the light of Christ. Jesus says that light has a purpose, so why would you hide it? The moon reflects the light of the sun to the world while it is dark. In the same way, the church is reflecting the light of the Son, Jesus, while the world is blinded in the darkness of sin.
EXPRESSING THE GLORY OF GOD
True disciples begin to express God’s glory as they live in community. When people witness this kind of living, they see something set apart from this world and look to God the Father. This kind of community proclaims God’s glory to the world.
PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL
As a visible community, we are engaging our city for the sake of the gospel. We are extending the goodness of God to others by loving others as Christ loves us. This is His kingdom and those who are part of His kingdom tell others how to be a part of it.
Disciples of Christ live in community serving the mission of God, which is telling others about His kingdom, and joyfully submitting to Christ so that the world may see Him through our actions and words. This type of disciple naturally makes other disciples.