Local Ministry exists to empower God’s people to be a conduit of His blessing to the city they reside in. The local church is called to take on the posture of a servant to seek the flourishing of the neighborhoods we live in and in the city we call home.
God entrusts His church with the ministry of reconciliation. Every person falls short of the glory of God and deserves death. However, if anyone puts their faith and trust in Christ, he or she can be forgiven of their sins and walk in the newness of life through Jesus. God’s word tells us every person must hear the gospel in order to have the opportunity to believe (Romans 3:23; 6:23; 10:12-17). Because many have yet to put their faith and trust in Jesus, believers share the gospel with others and serve as His ambassadors throughout the world (2 Cor 5:11-21). The gospel is the power of God unto salvation, so we refuse to be ashamed to share it with others. As recipients of God’s grace, we hold back nothing that is profitable to those around us (Romans 1:16; Acts 20:20), and as members of the local church, we take up God’s invitation to seek the welfare of our city. We know that the city's welfare and the flourishing of the local church can share a common interest for the good of its citizens (Jer. 29:7).