In the words of Jesus Christ given to His disciples of His time and those of our time, “The Great Commission” is given or rather a summation of the objectives of any Christian ministry. He says in Matthew 28:19-20, “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.”

The Ministry’s Four Major Objectives:

  • Share the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Mark 16:15 says, “He said to them, ‘Go into the entire world and preach the good news to all creation.’”
  • Shepherd the people. John 21:16 says, “… Jesus said, ‘Take care of my sheep.’” Acts 20:28 says, “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.”
  • Be a spiritual watchman. Hebrews 13:17 says, “Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.”
  • Teach the Word of God: Acts 5:20 says, “Go, stand in the temple courts…and tell the people the full message of this new life.”

But the work of the ministry is not just to be done by ministers and Christian ministries. All Christians are all called to serve. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Ephesians 4:11 points out: “It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers.” That is just the beginning of the ways we might be used to carry out the ministry of God. Some people have their ministry in music, others with children, some to specific groups like the chemically dependent or to prisoners, but everyone has a spot to minister.

For everyone, the objective of ministry is the same – to save as many as possible for the kingdom of God before Christ returns. The Bible says it many different ways, but the message is always the same. The objective of ministry is: God is not willing that any should be condemned to eternal damnation in hell, but that all should be saved and have eternal life in heaven!

2 Peter 3:9 says “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

To this end:-

The Showers of Mercy Ministries International aims to maintain and share the apostolic witness of Jesus Christ. Preach and teach the Gospel to all people. Reach the un-churched and empowering members within its fellowship to be purpose-driven in transforming communities through God’s Love. We seek to evangelize the world through the demonstration of the love, grace and mercy of God.