Lesson 7 | Equipping for Mission

The major purpose of the church is to bring people into the kingdom of God. But in order to do that, it must also nurture and prepare members of the church for their roles in the larger world. We refer to this as equipping. Much of this equipping involves teaching members what they will need to know to spread the gospel. It also means providing the support for personal and spiritual growth among individuals in the church. We can especially see this in the accounts of the early Church found in the book of Acts and the writings of Paul and other apostles.