The Great Commission
Jesus’ priorities for every local church.
The vision of Crossway Church is to equip saints in the Keene area to fulfill the mission Jesus gave His followers; “Go into all the world and make disciples, baptizing them and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
The entire book of Acts records how that commission was carried out through the ministry of planting local churches. People were saved, baptized, and gathered in to local churches where they continued to grow and serve others. Church planting was at the heart of it all. The Apostle Paul’s letters were written primarily to help shape the life of churches he helped to plant, and his pastoral epistles (Titus and Timothy) particularly. The local church is called the household of God, the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth (1 Tim. 3:15).
We are confident that God wants biblically-governed, gospel-preaching, Christ-exalting local churches to be planted, and particularly in this dark region of the country, where they will be bright lampstands, displaying the brilliant glory of Jesus Christ in an increasingly dark world. Our vision is to grow in spiritual maturity to the point that we are equipped to plant other churches in New England. We want Christ to be proclaimed in every place, and God’s plan for the proclamation of Christ centers on local church ministry.
Our Mission and Vision require us to set some Priorities for our life and ministry together.