Why we do what we do:
We as McCleary Rock Harbor exist quite simply for one primary purpose: to make Jesus known to others. We are called by Jesus Himself in what is referred to as “The Great Commission”, in Matthew 28:18-20, to go to the ends of the earth and: “Make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
How do we fulfill that call of the great commission?
Many ways. The biggest way we can answer that call is through the discipline of obedience. This is not something that only pastors, missionaries, evangelists, church staff and designated leaders in the church are called to do – we all are – everyone who acknowledges Jesus as Lord and Savior. We are all in this together and called to lead and reach those who don’t yet know Jesus together! What a joy and honor to be called by God!
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
As a result of that call, we highly value the following practices:
- Discipleship – both in a large group setting on Sunday mornings, small group settings in Bible studies and in one on one mentoring as well
- We greatly value the future of our church and world in your kids and teens as well. Every Sunday, we are discipling our kids by helping them learn the Word of God and how to apply it to their lives to better follow Jesus and extend His love, grace and forgiveness to those around them
- Missions – you might wonder how a small church in a small town can reach to the ends of the earth. While all are encouraged to go on mission trips to various places around the world, we also believe we play a vital role in supporting those who are already boots on the ground in various areas.
- This is why we support 8 missionaries on a monthly basis. The missionaries we support are all over the globe and we know God is working mightily through them as we and other churches support the ministry God has called them to!
The beauty of the great commission is that we can answer that call to “GO!” wherever we are – at home, at church, at the store, at a neighbors, on a mission trip, you name it. We are called to help make Jesus known, so let’s continue to answer that call to go together!