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Making Disciples
of Jesus who make disciples!

When the risen Christ was about to ascend into heaven He gave this charge to His followers:

"Jesus came up and said to them, "All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually-regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age." Mt. 28:18-120 Amplified Bible

Jesus was saying to his followers: "what I have done with you, the way I have shared my life with you, the way I have befriend you, loved you, served you, and taught you about the Father, this is exactly what I want you to do with others, even if they are different than you." This Great Commission is not only for the first disciples, but it is for all of us who believe in Christ.

But Jesus did not leave His disciples orphaned to accomplish this great task. He gave them the power of His Holy Spirit. It is only in the power of His Spirit that we can make disciples in the Central Valley today. So our mission at PCF is simply "to make disciples of Jesus in the Central Valley who make other disciples."
Transformed Lives!

When Jesus arrived in his native town of Nazareth He read the following Scripture from the book of Isaiah as His mission statement.

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." Luke 4:18-19

This Scripture defines more clearly the process of transformation that every disciple needs to go through as we live in God's kingdom.

  • Spirit - We are partners with the Holy Spirit in proclaiming the good news of the gospel to those who are hungry for Him: the poor, the broken hearted and desperate ones.
  • Spiritual Transformation- The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not only that Jesus died for us but that we are transformed by His Spirit into His likeness. He lives inside of us to make us like Him.
  • Freedom- The Gospel sets us free from our past hurts, sins and addictions. We are free to love and to serve Him in our families and community.
  • Grace- We proclaim a gospel of grace which summons us to surrender our very own lives to Jesus Christ. This is costly grace.

    "Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life. It is costly because it condemns sin, and grace because it justifies the sinner. Above all, it is costly because it cost God the life of his Son: 'Ye were bought at a price', and what has cost God much cannot be cheap for us. Above all, it is grace because God did not reckon his Son too dear a price to pay for our life, but delivered him up for us. Costly grace is the Incarnation of God."
    - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

 

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118 2nd Street Patterson, Ca 95363
Phone: 209-892-7911