This simple yet powerful and transforming mission statement is based on the unbreakable truths of God's Word found in the following:
2 Corinthians 5: 14-15; 19-20
"For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again... And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us."
Isaiah 61: 1-2
(The Old Testament prophecy of the coming Savior)
"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on Me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor."
Luke 4: 18-19
(Jesus' words confirming He has fulfilled the prophecy)
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."