For the past several months our young people have been working on a project – to create wall hangings depicting the “Great Ends of the Church.” These great ends, or purposes, are found in the “Foundations” section of our denomination’s Constitution – the Book of Order. They are as follows:
The proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind;
The shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God;
The maintenance of Divine Worship;
The preservation of the Truth;
The promotion of social righteousness;
The exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.
This is one of the most worthy and comprehensive statement of mission that has ever been written. I pray that we will be diligent in carrying it out in all we do.