WHAT WE BELIEVE
Glocal Mission exists to equip the church to make disciples of all nations! In response to God’s directive to make disciples of all nations, Glocal Mission’s call is to SEEK the lost, DISCIPLE the found, and MULTIPLY disciple makers and churches with the caring love of Christ, locally and globally.
Here is some more information on our confessional beliefs and actional principles:
Statement of Faith
We believe the Holy Bible to be the verbally inspired and inerrant Word of God in its original writings.
We believe that the two chief doctrines of Holy Scripture, Law and Gospel, must be constantly and diligently proclaimed in the church of God until the end of the world, but with due distinction (1 Tim. 1:8-15; John 1:17; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Galatians 2:15, 3:6-14). The Law, as the expression of God’s immutable will, is to be used by the church to bring men to a knowledge of their sins as well as to provide Christians with instruction about good works (Mark 12:30-31; John 5:45; Romans 3:20; Romans 7:14-24). The Gospel receives the primary emphasis in the ministry of the New Testament, for it is the message that “God forgives them all their sins through Christ, accepts them for His sake as God’s children, and out of pure grace and through faith in Jesus Christ, without any merit of their own, justifies and saves sinners.” (John 3:16; John 6:63; Romans 1:16; Colossians 1:6; Romans 7:25, 8:1-4, 10-11)
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three coequal Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His death and resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, the work of the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential through the proclamation of the gospel (=not we have done to earn the salvation but what Christ has done for us through His perfect and sinless life, substitutionary death on the cross and resurrection from the dead).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the personal and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service, and energetic mission.
We BELIEVE, CONFESS, and TEACH that the FORGIVENESS OF SINS and ETERNAL LIFE are given to the sinners by GOD’S GRACE through FAITH in CHRIST to GOD’S GLORY as revealed in the SCRIPTURE.
Seek The Lost
Seek is the first action of a Great Commission-driven believer. A believer who seeks the lost is one who has encountered the heart of God for disconnected people, one who understands the magnitude of their own salvation.
In Houston alone there are:
Nearly 7 Million Residents
Over 220 Spoken Languages
142 Distinct Nationalities
Over 70,000 Refugees
In the world there are:
7.7 Billion People
6,510 Languages Spoken
7,082 Unreached People Groups
41% of the World is Unreached
We believe a part of reaching the nations around the world includes reaching the nations in our very own city!
''Anyone without Christ is a mission field, and anyone with Christ is a missionary by vocation''.
- Rev. Dr. David Kim
Disciple The Found
Discipleship is the second action of a Great Commission-driven believer. This command from Jesus is at the heart of everything we do. Converts become disciples as we commit time to intentionally develop them into becoming Christ-like in their words and deeds.
A Glocal Mission Church exists to train its members holistically in their Head, Heart, Hands and Habits to become disciple makers.
The ''4 H'S'' HANDOUT
Multiply Disciple Makers and Churches
Multiplication is the third action of a Great Commission-driven believer. This is often the most overlooked. These principles ensures that the Gospel grows as we pour into those who are willing and able to pour into others. Disciples multiplying disciples and churches multiplying churches for the great glory of God!
5 Marks of a Glocal Mission Church
Train leaders and churches to prioritize making disciples and planting churches that multiply.
Train leaders and churches to serve with God’s missional heart to seek the lost and disciple the found locally and globally and to minister intentionally to the nations that are among us and abroad.
Train leaders thoroughly in the areas of Head (Information, Believe), Heart (Formation, Be), Hands (Transformation, Behave), and Habits(Multiplication, Become).
BALANCE EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLESHIP
Fully embrace God’s commission to evangelize and to disciple. Although one’s personal gifting may be more in one area than the other, we should seek to live lives and lead ministries that excels in both areas.
We seek the Lordship of Jesus in our communities by pursuing the Three Missional Outcomes of doing Good – Make a difference; Better – Make relationships; and Best – Make disciples. Disciples and churches increase their effectiveness by pursuing each of these outcomes.
Multiply Disciple Makers and Churches
The 3 Missional Outcomes: Good, Better, Best
Good - Make a Difference.
Through strategic implementation of community services we can make an immediate difference in people’s lives.
Better - Make Relationships.
Our service should lead to opportunities to build lasting and inter-dependent relationships.
Best - Make Disciples.
Our highest call and greatest priority is to make disciples of Jesus who can make disciples.