As God’s people we are a missionary movement called to follow the example of Jesus in the Gospels and his disciples in the book of Acts. What does that look like?
Missionary movements submit to the leadership of Jesus through the Holy Spirit and the power of his living Word. They are moved with compassion for lost people and do not rest until the good news of salvation through Christ is proclaimed, and communities of disciples are gathered, throughout the world.
Movements cross boundaries (geographic, linguistic, cultural, social, economic) to establish contact with non-Christians. They seek out responsive people, who have been prepared by God.
Movements share the good news of Jesus through proclamation and instruction. They equip new disciples to spread the good news in their own communities.
Movements lead people to faith in Jesus Christ through conversion, baptism, gift of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey what Jesus has commanded, including the command to make disciples of others.
Movements form new believers into the local communities of the followers of Jesus (Lord’s Supper, transformation of behaviour, love, service, and witness). Each community of disciples is responsible to reach its region in depth and to contribute money, prayer, and workers who take the gospel to unreached regions.
Missionary movements release mobile apostolic or missionary teams into new, unreached fields to advance the spread of the gospel.
The MOVE network multiplies disciples of Jesus and communities of his followers. Everywhere.