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Our Life On Mission
Jesus said to his disciples in John 20:21 “as the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” We believe that everyone at Tri-Cities has a role to play in fulfilling the Great Commission to "go and make disciples of all peoples." Jesus said to follow him and that he would make us fishers of men. In other words, sharing the gospel happens because we follow Jesus. We believe that discipleship begins in our home and then from our homes we take the the gospel message to where we LIVE, WORK, and PLAY. So every day we live as a sent people. We leverage our every day lives for the for the sake of the gospel because we are ambassadors for Christ.
What does it mean to be a sending church?
We also believe that we are sent not only to where we LIVE, WORK, and PLAY but we are also sent to other cities in North America to make disciples and plant new churches and we are sent to other cultures around the world to make disciples and plant new churches.
“A sending church is a local community of Christ-followers who have made a covenant together to be prayerful, deliberate, and proactive in developing, commissioning, and sending their own members both locally and globally, often in partnership with other churches or agencies, and continuing to encourage, support, and advocate for them while making disciples cross-culturally.” The Upstream Collective.
Why be sent?
Healthy churches send healthy members. We believe that Acts 13:1-3 gives us a great model for a sending church. The local church should identify, develop, and commission those who will go plant their lives in another context to make disciples and establish churches. The sending church provides on-going care and support for those that it sends.
Tri-Cities partners with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to identify, develop, and send church planters to strategic North American cities such as Portland, Oregon where we have helped plant Remedy City Church .
We partner with the International Mission Board (IMB) to “empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached people and places to the glory of God."
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