Our mission, simply put, is to make God famous. We believe that this should be the mission of every church and every believer. The important question is, how do we accomplish our mission? Jesus had the best answer in the Gospel of Mark:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. “The second is: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 HCSB
Love God and love people! This is the foundational blueprint of making God famous, but what is a practical expression for loving God and loving people? Portico Church answers that question in a three phase process found in the book of Acts 2:41-47.
So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about 3, 000 people were added to them. And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers. Then fear came over everyone, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles. Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as anyone had a need. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple complex, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with a joyful and humble attitude, praising God and having favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to them those who were being saved. Acts 2:41-47 HCSB
These scriptures provide us with a great recipe for making God famous!
They show us that we MUST Communicate, Cultivate, and Celebrate the Gospel!