The purpose and calling of the Jerusalem Church is to do our part in advancing the Kingdom of God in every way God enables and leads us. We glorify God by worshipping Him, proclaiming the gospel of grace, helping people, and making disciples of Jesus Christ. God’s mission and the mission of His Church are inseparably linked. If God’s mission is to be glorified through the redemption and reconciliation of a people, the Church’s mission must orient around the glory of God and seek to glorify Him through redemption, reconciliation, and reproduction.
The mission of the Church is highlighted in 2 Corinthians 5. "As those who have been reconciled to God through the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are now ambassadors of reconciliation to a lost and broken world. We proclaim the Gospel and receive the Sacraments. We plead, urge, implore, reason, pray, serve, preach, teach, and gather to see God glorified through reconciliation."
At Jerusalem, this mission is best displayed in our worship together centering on the Word and the Sacraments. It advances in our homes and communities where we daily have the chance of living out the Gospel in love to those around us and living by His Word and Spirit in our vocations as we await His return.