We have a simple mission at The Story.
Our Mission is to "lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus."
The motivation for that mission comes from the words of Jesus himself. Just before he ascended into heaven, he left his disciples some last minute instructions.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
A disciple is simply a follower or learner of another person. Jesus said to his closest followers just before he left earth, I want you to go out and cause people to want to follow me, just like you do. In other words, go and make them disciples.
So why would Jesus give these instructions as his final words to his disciples. Was he just trying to build a huge fan base? Was he just an egotistical god who wanted more followers than all the other "gods." (by the way we believe He is the one and only true God).
Of course it has nothing to do with any of those things.
It has everything to do with LOVE.
"For God so loved the world, He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him might have eternal life." -John 3:16
He wants us to get others to follow him, so he can show them how much he loves them!!
Yes there is more to being a follower of Jesus that just "basking" in his love for us, but that is certainly the best part of it. He has an unconditional, unwavering love for you.
And the more you grow in your relationship with Him, the more you come to see just how much love he has for you.
So it seems logical to us to simply "lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus."
If your interested in some of the ways we help "lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus" Check out the "following Jesus" tab or simply click here.