Biblical Ministry – must have as its central focus to proclaim the excellencies of the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world, and to see men and women brought to completeness in Him (Col. 1:28).
The Adoration of our Lord – When the church gathers for mutual ministry there should be the regular practice of corporate adoration and worship of the God we serve. Man’s ultimate purpose is to set the Lord continually before him. Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Repository of the Truth – Since the church exists to be a repository of divine truth, then a great deal of time must be devoted to proclaiming it. The Lord’s Day service has as its primary focus the preaching and teaching of the whole counsel of the Word of God.
The Edification of the Saints – It is not enough to simply listen to someone explain the Scriptures. We must have a vehicle through which we are regularly challenged by its commands, exhorted by its authority, encouraged by its promises and strengthened by the power of the Christ through obedience. This is accomplished by training and mentoring. There must be a commitment to the development of godly men and women who are able to disciple others toward spiritual maturity in Christ. We are to be committed to the development of spiritual giftedness of each member of the body. It is our goal to continually encourage one another to love and good works for the edification of others (Heb. 10:24-5).
The Evangelisation of the Lost – According to Matt. 28:18-20, our ultimate task is to reproduce ourselves by proclaiming Christ to every man and to bring him to the knowledge of the Saviour. This involves a compassion for the lost condition of those around us, a clear communication of the gospel to them, and a persuading and pleading with all to embrace Christ.