Foundations of HarvestNet Institute

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The citywide Church—one Church of many congregations—is a formidable force of talent, diversity, gifting, and anointing. In fact, it is within the citywide Church, throughout its local expression, that God has given “some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service...” (Eph. 4:11). It is in unity that the Church has strength and it is in unity that the Church has the ability to raise up the leadership needed to reap the coming harvest.

We believe that the Church is God’s instrument to fulfill His purpose in the earth and the primary agent by which God’s Kingdom comes to “earth as it is in heaven.” As such, we are commissioned to reach out to the lost in our own communities as well as across cultures and in every nation throughout the world. And we are called to lead the lost into relationship with Jesus Christ.

To this end the Church is also called to develop spiritual leaders and to mobilize the believing community.

We, members of the Church of Jesus Christ, from more than 150 nations, participants in the In-ternational Congress on World Evangelization at Lausanne, praise God for his great salvation and rejoice in the fellowship he has given us with himself and with each other. We are deeply stirred by what God is doing in our day, moved to penitence by our failures and challenged by the unfinished task of evangelization. We believe the Gospel is God's good news for the whole world, and we are determined by his grace to obey Christ's commission to proclaim it to all man-kind and to make disciples of every nation. We desire, therefore, to affirm our faith and our re-solve, and to make public our covenant.

The authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Christian Church in this and every age. Those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are called to show the reality of their discipleship by humbly and faithfully obeying God's written Word. To stray from Scripture in faith or conduct is disloyalty to our Master. Recognition of the total truth and trustworthiness of Holy Scripture is essential to a fall grasp and adequate confession of its authority.