At the end of Jesus’ ministry and time on earth, he invites and commissions his followers to share in the mission of God. He instructs them to spread the good news of what God is doing in the world—of hope, love, forgiveness, and restoration. He commands the disciples to go and make more disciples through baptism and teaching. And as the local church today, we too are given the opportunity to follow these commands of Jesus in this place and at this time. We seek to share good news with the world around us; to invite others into the way of following Jesus. We seek to be the family of God.