GC2 = Great Commission and Great Commandment
The Bible teaches that the Mission of the Church is twofold. At Impact Church we call our two-fold effort GC2 - which stands for Great Commission and Great Commandment. The Great Commission is to make disciples of Jesus in our neighborhoods and of all nations. We do that by preaching and teaching the gospel wherever we go and in whatever we do. The Great Commandment is to love God and love our neighbor; whether they they love God or not. We do that by serving others in Christ's name. In our local and global mission efforts we seek to do both.
Mission is a huge part of who we are and what we do as a church. We don't exist for ourselves. We exist for the glory of God and that includes joining Him on His mission to make Himself known and to draw people to Himself through Jesus.
We believe that God has called us to do that in three important and distinct ways; as a church and as individuals. We are committed to all of them.
1. Living on Mission
2. Local Mission
3. Global Mission
Living on Mission
Living on Mission means that we see ourselves as missionaries in all of the places that God has uniquely placed us: at home, at work and at play.
We believe that every place our lives touch the lives of those around us are the places we are called to share the love of Jesus and serve others.
While living on mission is about sharing the gospel and serving in the natural rhythms of life; we also want to intentionally seek out the spiritual and physical needs of our neighbors.
This is our local mission; and it is as diverse as our city. It may include serving the needy or holding a special event where people can hear about Jesus. It may even be planting a new church. But in it all, we want our city and the surrounding communities to know that we are here for them.
At Impact Church, we like to say we are called to serve our neighbors and the nations - because God's mission is both local and global (Acts 1:8).
The place on the globe that God has called us to be involved is Uganda. Our current involvement there includes sponsoring children through Compassion International, and supporting New Hope Uganda orphanage - where the church will visit for the second time in the summer of 2016.