MissionTo reach people worldwide with the Gospel, so they will live according to God’s will and plan for this world, which is: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, love your neighbour as yourself.’ (Luke 10:27).
Vision for 2017-2021GZB wants to contribute to the formation and development of open congregations that live out their missional calling and, therefore, have a witnessing presence in society. At the same time they express their diaconal vocation by reaching out to people in the margins.
What does this mean?
1. People come to faith and join a community of believers (Believe).
2. People grow in faith and responsibility within this community (Grow).
3. People become a witness of their faith in society and serve their neighbours (Serve).
Mission is essential for the congregations of Jesus Christ. Therefore it is the task of the church to send people who testify of Jesus Christ as the Son of God into the world. GZB wants to be an instrument of the congregation in fulfilling this task.