NorthRidge Church is committed to reaching and equipping people for Christ, without borders. Throughout the Bible God reveals that He desires people from all nations to know Him and praise Him (Psalm 67, 1 Timothy 2:3-4). The Gospel of Jesus is to be proclaimed and shared with all peoples; this is not an exclusive message (Isaiah 45:22, Mark 13:10, 16:15). This is where missions comes in.
The Bible teaches that Jesus has redeemed people from every tribe, language, and nation (Revelation 5:9-10). In Matthew 28:16-20, Jesus leaves His disciples (everyone who believes in Him) with the command to go and make disciples of all nations. By His grace He has given us the opportunity to be a part of sharing the great news of the Gospel with our neighbors, people in surrounding cities, and to all nations (Acts 1:8). If you are a believer in Christ, you are responsible for obeying Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations.
When considering missions, Christ followers fall under two categories, those who go as missionaries to share the Gospel with all peoples, and those who partner with missionaries by sending them (Romans 10-13-15). Both goers and senders are equally important and essential for the mission of reaching and equipping people for Christ without borders.