Divine transformation of lives and a living MFM church branch that is Inward, Outward, and Upward (Ezekiel 36:26, Romans 12:2).
The trio phrase upward / inward / outward defines Christians’ lives;
- Upward – depicts relationship with God.
- Inward – depicts inter-personal relationships within the church.
- Outward – refers to relationship with nonbelievers.
Our following mission statements outline these three areas in words and in deeds.
- Inward – in words;
- Encourage, facilitate and support the fellowship of any two or more members at appropriate venue(s) outside of the Sunday Church Service venue.
- Foster interpersonal acts of kindness, Christian services amongst members.
- Foster fellowship discussions on practical issues of spiritual life vis-à-vis MFM doctrinal facts that helps members grow spiritually to make heaven.
- Nurture the encouragements of one another consistently (Hebrews 13:3)
- Spur each other towards group meetings, godly love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24-25).
- Inward – in deeds;
- Openness by inviting people to join us, and being welcoming when new people visit.
- Implementing intentional plans and practices for the spiritual growth of house group members.
- Exceeding lip service by providing practical help/support to members in need (Acts 2:44, Acts 11:29).
- Hold house fellowships to explore themes from ‘MFM house fellowship manual’ (Hebrews 2:1).
- Hold mediations and reconciliations between members (Matthew 5:23, Matthew 18:14-17).
- Outward – in words;
- Evangelising neighbours, relatives and work/business colleagues.
- Speak as ambassadors of Jesus Christ at home, at work, and in the neighbourhoods (Ephesians 5:4).
- Speak as trustees of the gospel of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 4:1).
- Outward – in deeds;
- Provide a safe/comfy entry point for people interested in Christianity.
- Freely invite friends and neighbours to our MFM Reading Transformation Centre church branch.
- Give parents in the neighbourhood practicable services with their children and build trust about ethos of Christianity.
- Portray the overlap of inward and outward activities – n/b action speaks louder than words.
- Upward – in words;
- Group devotional study of God’s Word via scriptures, sermons, and inspired messages (1 Peter 4:11, 1 Corinthians 14: 29).
- Group worship of the living God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – not just in/by songs but holistically.
- Group prayers, petitions with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6).
- Upward – in deeds;
- Offer our “bodies as living sacrifices” as our spiritual act of worship (Romans 12:1).
- Endeavours to hear God by the Holy Spirit, and to obey (Hebrews 3:7).
- Thankfulness, worshiping God acceptably with reverence and awe (Hebrews 12:28).
- Resolves for MFM Reading Transformation Centre, UK to attain/preserve unity in the body of Christ and unity in the spirit (Ephesians 4:1-16).