Our Mission Statement
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20
Following the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), the final admonition Jesus gave to His disciples during His earthly ministry, Northside Baptist Church believes we exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ both here and abroad. This is our mission statement.
Comparison of Mission and Vision
To get a good understanding of our vision, it is important to understand the difference between vision and mission. Mission is what an organization does – it answers the question, “What do we do?” It is action. It is the vehicle for vision or the roadmap to the vision. It looks at today and is focused on the present. Mission involves management. For a church, mission describes the unchanging biblical purpose given by Jesus for His Church.
On the other hand, vision is the results of what an organization does – it answers the question, “What will happen as a result of what we do?” It is results. It is the ends or consequences of mission. It looks forward and is orientated to the future. Vision involves leadership. For a church, vision describes the qualities of ministry a church desires to be known for and provides a concrete picture of their desired future.
Our Vision Statement
Flowing out of our mission, to make disciples of Jesus Christ, Northside states our vision as: We are a growing community of believers who personally understand, embrace and submit to the Master’s call to discipleship.