Mark tells us the second reason Jesus chose his disciples was so that “he might send them out to preach and have authority to cast out demons.” (Mark 3:14-15) In other words, he not only chose them for relationship but also for mission.
In John 20:21, Jesus says, “As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” Through the Church, Jesus’ mission and ministry on earth continues. We agree with Ed Stetzer when he says, “The church of God doesn’t have a mission as much as the mission of God has a church.”
God calls people together for a purpose — his purpose. We believe that God has brought us together to serve his mission in ways that wouldn’t be possible if we were on our own. Confluence churches work together to:
- Strengthen existing churches
- Plant healthy churches
- Train and equip leaders
- Partner with our global family
Confluence churches also have growing relationships with churches all over the world. Through these partnerships, we are serving Christians in other nations and benefitting from what God is doing among global believers. Currently, we’re working closely with churches in Turkey, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Kenya, and Mexico. Additionally, Confluence is part of an international family of churches called Newfrontiers with connections in more than 1500 churches in over 80 nations worldwide.