What Should Church Be About?
When I was in College, I noticed that there were a lot of student organizations. They had fencing clubs, global awareness clubs, dancing clubs, philosophy clubs, etc. The University called them Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). Usually you could expect that what these RSOs were about by the name they went by.
Now, with that in mind, imagine you walk into an RSO meeting for a group called “Campus Safety Club”. When you walk in, you’re warmly greeted, offered some popcorn and the group watches a Disney movie. After it’s over, everyone leaves. Assuming that was just a fun ice-breaker, you return but every week it’s the same thing. I think, you’d probably come to the same conclusion that most logical people would. That RSO needs to either change its name or change the way they do things. They should either start calling themselves the Mickey Mouse Club, or start doing something that’s about safety on campus.
Jesus formed an RSO. It’s a Registered Saint Organization he calls the Church. He made it clear what his RSO should be about in Matthew 28:18-20. First he declared himself the leader of the group: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Next, he gave the RSO their mission: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you”. He then sets the terms of his RSO Presidency “…And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age”.
So the Jesus club AKA, the Church, is about making disciples, baptizing them and teaching them the Bible. It takes a lot more than a Sunday Service to accomplish that task, but it’s a task Red Mesa Fellowship is about. We are a local Church. We make discipleship our main mission. If you have never been discipled or you are a believer like us who is about discipleship too, you should come to our RSO and see if it’s a place you can help to accomplish Jesus’ great commission.
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