Secondly, we at CCB are committed to develop people in Christ, that is, to help people grow and mature as Christians. This is why growth groups are very important. Growth groups provide the opportunity for Christians to meet in smaller groups, to fellowship, to pray, and together to study and discuss the passage given for that evening.
It is also important that we provide opportunities and training for people to be involved in the ministries of the church. Involvement in ministry has the effect of growing a person in Christ.
Thirdly, we are committed to driving people out to serve Christ at home, in the work place, and in our neighbourhood. The great commandment calls us all not only to love God with all our heart, mind, strength and soul, but to demonstrate our love for God by loving our neighbours. This requires a deep concern and compassion for the vulnerable, the struggling, the hurt, etc. This is an important part of church ministry and a call to every Christian.
To conclude; as we, like the early church, give ourselves to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, we trust, as happened in the book of Acts, that God will use us to bring many into the glorious family of Christ and as we devote ourselves to God’s word, prayer, compassion, serving and giving, we will grow in Christ. Let us continue to commit ourselves and others to him. Let us continue to connect ourselves to one another, to the vulnerable and the struggling. Amen.