Locally in our Community
The vision of TLC is to share the love of Christ in this community. We are seeking to engage the local community in ways that are both practical and relevant, to be good neighbours and friends. We want to make a difference in tangible ways wherever we are – sharing God’s love in word and deed.
Globally around the world
Our missionaries and global partners serve as an extension of the body of True Life Church, making an impact in our country and around the world. The role of TLC in this great worldwide ministry is to help in effectively equipping missionaries for life and ministry, and then to send them out with sufficient resources and encouragement for their task.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
The missions strategy of TLC is based upon the scriptural conviction that God’s plan for reaching the world is through the local church. It is the local church that is the primary means of sending people to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to every person throughout the entire world. We believe that the local church is the sending agent and that mission boards, or committees, are the facilitating agents to reach the world.
We believe that the Biblical mandate given to the local church by Christ is to evangelize the world. Following after the admonition given by Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, we are to go into all of the earth, starting with our Jerusalem (Quispamsis), Judea (New Brunswick), Samaria (North America), and the uttermost parts of the earth (the world) and teach all nations about Christ’s substitutionary death for them, through every Biblical means possible. After they receive Christ, we are to baptize them and teach them to be obedient to Christ in living according to Biblical (not cultural) principles in the establishment of local, national, indigenous, and autonomous (self-governing, self-propagating, self-financing) churches. We are then to encourage and help to develop local pastors to build up these churches in the Lord with the purpose that they would, in turn, reproduce other bodies of believers.
This is done through the process of sending forth authorized personnel (missionaries) beyond the walls of TLC to the world around us (with an emphasis, but not exclusively, on crossing geographical, cultural, and linguistic barriers), to areas of the world where Christ is largely, if not entirely, unknown.
The role of TLC in this process is to pray for, identify, confirm, and send out those whom God is calling, help in effectively equipping them for life and ministry, and then send them out with sufficient, personal, loving, and accountable relationships with our missionaries and with their ministries.