Vision, Mission, Method
A transformed people gathered to King Jesus
This is Bukit Arang’s vision. It is aligned with God’s big vision as revealed in the bible: God wants to unite all things in and under King Jesus (Ephesians 1:10). To this end, he has chosen people in Jesus, redeemed them through Jesus’ sacrifice and sealed them with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:3-14). The church, essentially a gathering of King Jesus’ people, is the visible evidence that God is executing his vision. In the new creation, God’s vision will be fully realised (Revelation 22:3): A transformed people, saved by King Jesus’ sacrifice, gather around the throne where He sits and worships him. Everything Bukit Arang does is aimed at realising this vision.
Moving people toward King Jesus
This is what Bukit Arang does. This is how the vision of a transformed people gathered to Jesus will be achieved: It is by moving people toward King Jesus. We want to move people who are new to Christianity toward Jesus. We desire for them to be part of King Jesus’ gathered people as they are redeemed by him. We also want to move Christians toward Jesus. We desire for them to be transformed as they live as King Jesus’ gathered people now and look forward to his return to fully realise God’s vision.
Everyone prayerfully speaking God’s Word to Engage, Evangelise, Establish and Equip
This is how Bukit Arang executes this mission in order to achieve this vision: We speak God’s Word about Jesus to engage and evangelise those that don’t know Jesus. We speak God’s Word about Jesus to establish those that do.
When this speaking is met with hearing and believing, then people are redeemed and transformed in Christian maturity (Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:11-16). And because it is God’s Word that moves people toward Jesus, this speaking must be done prayerfully as we ask God to work powerfully through his Word.
Who does this work of speaking? Everyone does. Every Christian is called to prayerfully speak God’s Word about Jesus (Ephesians 4:15-16) in order to engage, evangelise and establish those around them. And that is why God has arranged it such that the primary work of church leaders is to equip God’s people to do this speaking work (Ephesians 4:11-14).