The Three-fold purpose of the church
1. Glorify the Saviour.
2. Edify (build/ strengthen) the saints.
3. Evangelize sinners.
It is this third mission that Jesus referred to in Acts 1:8 just before he returned to Heaven. "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
Jesus left the church with a “Great Commission” in Matthew 28 when He said, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Truth Baptist Church, therefore, is committed to reaching the lost, both as an organized church effort, and as well as through individual witnessing on a daily basis. We are not ashamed to say that winning people to Christ is both a theme and a goal of our church. Paul said, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth;” Romans 1:16
We believe people are dying and going to hell, as the Bible teaches, and therefore need to be reached with the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ. (Ps.9:17, Luke 16, Rev.21:8)
Evangelism is the responsibility of the church. The Bible teaches that we are ambassadors for Christ, and as such, we are committed to the ministry of reconciliation.
"And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." (II Cor.5:18-21)