Grow Christ's Church Deep and Wide
A call to action
They were Christ's final words to us:
“… All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18–20)
Recorded in Scripture. Handed down through the ages. The call remains: Go. Make disciples. Teach them. Remember. And so we commit anew to Grow Christ's Church Deep & Wide.
Grow in Evangelism: Share the good news of Jesus Christ. Invite persons to join in the church’s worship and fellowship. Baptize children and adults.
Grow in Discipleship: Rediscover Scripture, including daily reading and study. Nurture relationships with Jesus Christ in the context of our Reformed heritage.
Grow in Servanthood: Stand alongside the wider community to promote the well-being and love of neighbor. Embrace stewardship in all of life.
Grow in Diversity: Welcome everyone. Learn from others. Reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of God’s peoples in the world.
'Neema Means Grace'
Our newest growing Christ’s church deep and wide video tells the story of how a Bible Study that began in the home of the Rev. David Nzioka in 2003, became the newest chartered church in the PC(USA), and first Swahili-English speaking congregation. See how a passion for evangelism and discipleship - and a partnership between all entities of the church including the General Assembly Mission Council – helped a worshipping community become the newest chartered congregation in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Length: 5:42
Download the Growing Christ's Church Deep and Wide Study Guide
The 218th General Assembly (2008), through the witness of Scripture and of our confessions, the recommendation of the Church Growth and Christian Education Committee of the General Assembly Mission Council, and the work of the Holy Spirit, approved a resolution declaring a church-wide commitment to participate in God’s activity through Jesus Christ in transforming the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Recorded in Scripture. Handed down through the ages. The call remains. Go. Make disciples. Teach them. Remember. And so we commit anew to “Grow Christ’s Church Deep and Wide.”