The Church has its mission from Matthew 28:16-20. Our mission is to help save those who do not know Christ through the proclamation of the gospel and to help secure those who do know Jesus through continuing proclamation of the gospel. Our simple motto statement is: “Saving the Lost and Securing the Saved.” The leadership at the Keller Church of Christ encourages everyone to invite and attend our worship gatherings, invite and attend our fellowship gatherings, and get involved in ministry so you can let your light shine and glorify your Father in heaven!
Mission and Vision
Our vision comes from Ephesians 4:16, “every part does it share.” The Bible says this leads to “growth of the body” (Eph. 4:11-16). The mission cannot be accomplished adequately by one person or even a small team of people. Our mission requires each member of the church being equipped for the work of saving and securing the lost. Leaders in the ministry are tasked with the special job of equipping members for the work of ministry, as well as being examples to the flock, and members are tasked with the special job of carrying out the wonderful works of the church's diverse ministries, which all contribute to the church's primary mission to save the lost and secure the saved.
We do not achieve our mission and vision at “any cost.” We achieve them only by God’s help, grace, and providence. That means upholding the values He values, obeying the statutes He issues, and trusting His blessings will flow to us. The means by which we evangelize and work together cannot be justified merely by their end. Therefore we treasure all of the Bible's values, but here are just a few by name:
LOVE: Jesus said, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). Reaching the lost and working together starts with love. It is the why and how of our outreach. We reach out with love. We reach out because we love. Strategy and methodology are only vessels by which we seek to love the heart and soul of the lost, and fellowship together in our striving to do so.
TRUTH: As inspiring as many good conversion stories may be told, and as wonderful as our relationships with others may be, our greatest mission is not achieved through human experience or storytelling. Our mission is achieved through the good news about Jesus Christ who died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. This testimony has served the church well for almost 2000 years, and it will serve the church well for another 2000 years, as long as this world continues (1 Cor. 15:1-11). The Keller Church will endeavor to value the means and message of the gospel above all others and make it front and center in what we tell others about.
RELATIONSHIP: We’re told in John 4 that the world’s greatest Evangelist sat down by a well and conversed with a woman from Samaria. Through this brief encounter, Jesus was able to communicate with the Samaritan woman and enlighten her eyes to the truth about His identity and salvation. While preaching and teaching “from a distance” has its value (sermons, classes, videos, etc.), we believe the lost are usually most reachable through personal relationship, usually entailing one on one conversation leading to personal Bible study. Building relationship has been coined at times as friendship evangelism. It may be slow to progress, and may not be the only or most effective way at times, but often it will be the only way by which the lost can be reached. We care about people, and it is never a wrong way to share the gospel with others.