Matthew 28:18-19…And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
This is the primary reason to the existence of Petra Ministries Family Church. It is the Great Commission that Jesus gave to the church that not only determines why we exist as a Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, but also defines and sets the context of how we do Church.
It is our conviction that all believers are saved to serve God; 2 Corinthians 5:15… And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
All believers are Empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve God and His agenda Acts 1:8…But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 2: 16-18…But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
God’s ‘Agenda’ being Luke 24:47 …And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
This intern setting the context for the reason why the Five-Fold Ministry Exists, that being Ephesians 4:11-14 … And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…
As a Church we believe that our foundation (or DNA) is both Apostolic and prophetic. Apostolic meaning the proclamation of the Gospel to both the unsaved and unreached and Prophetically meaning that all who respond to God’s provision of Salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ are equipped and challenged to live their lives in relation to the above mentioned Apostolic and Prophetic Mandate as revealed in scripture in Ephesians 2:20… And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builed together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
So in conclusion at Petra Ministries Family Church our passion is the "Advancement Christ's Kingdom throughout the whole world, through the presentation of the Gospel by all believers to all people and peoples."
We are a serious people, who are determined to serve God faithfully, follow Jesus and help others to join us on this journey John 20:21… Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Blessings to all and may you find God’s place for you in His Kingdom agenda in and through the family at Petra Ministries Family Church.
Yours in His Service Pastors Keith and Ana