Tabernacle’s vision is to be a church full of disciples making disciple-makers. In fact, it’s not just our mission and vision, but it’s a command that was given to us as the church. We think is so important that we’re willing to focus in on doing this one thing.
To be clear, we don’t think discipleship happens in a book. We think discipleship happens in a relationship. However, our aim as a church is to make the kind of disciples Jesus wanted us to make. We’re not trying to make disciples to meet the agenda of some big religious machine, we are trying to make disciples like Jesus did.
Jesus told us this:
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:28-20)
And then, a few days later He repeated the command by saying:
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
If Jesus had told us just once, that would have been enough. But, on two different occasions, Jesus told us to go into all the earth and make disciples. So, because He told us to do that, we’ve decided that’s most important thing for us to do as a church.