"As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee,
mending their nets, and he called them."
- Mathew 4: 21

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Key Points

  • Proclaim the gospel, seek, welcome and gather persons into the body of Christ;
    Lead persons to commit their lives to God through baptism by water and the spirit and profession of faith in Jesus Christ;
  • Nurture persons in Christian living through worship, the sacraments, spiritual disciplines, and other means of grace, such as Wesley's Christian
    conferencing;
  • Send persons into the world to live lovingly and justly as servants of Christ by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, caring for the stranger, freeing the oppressed, being and becoming a compassionate, caring presence, and working to develop social structures that are consistent with the gospel; and
  • Continue the mission of seeking, welcoming and gathering persons into the community of the body of Christ.

Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs.