God is a God of Mission.
The world is broken. This is clearly evident by the violence and destruction we see every day in the media. The root cause, God tells us, is that mankind refuses to acknowledge and submit to His reign over creation. As Romans 5 indicates, we are at enmity with God. Jesus came to heal that enmity and reconcile us back to God, our Creator.
The objective of Biblical mission is to restore people back to a healthy relationship with God. Jesus called this making disciples.
Matthew 28-18-20: And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. ”
Cedar Springs is committed to mission in our own city of Knoxville and surrounding areas, as well as around the world. We hope you'll peruse our mission pages to see how God's working through people and organizations in various geographical locations.