As the Church we are called to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20). This is more commonly known as the Great Commission. At Christ Church it is our deisre to play our part in seeing the Great Commission fulfilled. Our philosophy of missions is to focus on local ministries and outreach as well as world-wide outreach. In light of that, we support outreach on the college campuses, in retirement centers, and among the less fortunate here in Bloomington/Normal as well as missionaries in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
God has been in active pursuit of restoring our hearts to him from the moment Adam and Eve accepted the serpent’s lie and severed the relationship with our loving Creator. Jesus’ covenantal love for us—as modeled in emptying himself to compassionately engage, serve, and ransom us. He is glorified in permanently mending our relationship with the Father and beckons us to love one another. In God’s grace alone, we find freedom from the enemy’s lies, freedom from sin, and freedom to love well. Our grace-filled experience of adoption through Jesus commissions all of us to cast our attention on a loving God. We share and enable others to share this experience with the people around us and around the world because of our God’s redemptive, missionary heart for all people.