WHAT IS THE CHURCH?. INISTITUTION: Dictionary: An institution is an organization having a social, educational, or religious purpose. Peter Ducker: An institution is an instrument for the organization of human effort to a common end. MC DONALDS
Dictionary: An institution is an organization having a social, educational, or religious purpose.
Peter Ducker: An institution is an instrument for the organization of human effort to a common end.
To be more than just a restaurant. We’re a first job for many, a community partner, a model for other restaurants around the world, and a company seeking new ways to fulfill our brand promise of Quality, Service, Cleanliness, and Value.
Be America’s best quick serve restaurant.
To inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood
at a time.
We will strive to be the dominant retailer of high quality donuts, bakery products, and beverages in each metropolitan market in which we choose to compete.
To educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
University of Phoenix
Provide access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.
CHURCH’S COMMON END?
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
GO! – A sent people.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved… - Bring salvation and belonging.
And these signs… - Carry the power of God.
So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He said to them, “It is not for you to know the times of dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power then the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Go! and Power repeat.
You will be my witnesses – our message comes from our experience with Jesus.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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.”
Go! and Power repeat.
Make Disciples by baptizing and teaching – reproduce family members who Love Like Jesus.
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” And he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
Shalom be with you – Bring wholeness and set the world right.
We are the church.
We organize to go into the world bringing with us salvation and shalom.
We seek to reproduce ourselves by inviting others to join our mission and train them to love like Jesus.
We go with the power of God.