Westwood, as a part of the body of Christ, does not exist for itself but for the mission and glory of God (1 Cor 12:12-27; Eph 1:23, 4:12, 5:23-32). Mission was not made for the church; the church was made for mission. The content of our mission is solely driven by the Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-49; John 20:21; Acts 1:8). The Great Commission is a command not just to proclaim the gospel, but also to produce and multiply disciples (Luke 24:47; John 20:21). At conversion, a person believes the gospel and ignites the discipleship process of growing in Christ (John 3:16; 1 Cor 15:3). The church is the essential community for the outworking of God’s mission, thus every believer of Christ is a disciple maker.
The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 ESV “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. 19) Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20) teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’”