1. INVITE members into God’s family.
To fulfill the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20, making “disciples of all nations and baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (NIV)
2. INITIATE maturity in their lives
To build up one another as defined in Ephesians 4:11-16, “… so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (NIV)
3. INVOLVE them in ministry
Ministry is not an issue of duty, but rather, gratefully using gifts God gives as it states in Ephesians 4:11-12, “It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up …” (NIV)
4. INSPIRE them to fulfill God’s mission
To encourage one another and work together as described in 1 Corinthians 3:8-9, “The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers.”