I Will Go involves all church members in reaching the world, inspiring and equipping them to use their God-given spiritual gifts in witness and service for Christ.
“The home missionary work will be farther advanced in every way when a more liberal, self-denying, self-sacrificing spirit is manifested for the prosperity of foreign missions; for the prosperity of the home work depends largely, under God, upon the reflex influence of the evangelical work done in countries afar off. It is in working actively to supply the necessities of the cause of God that we bring our souls in touch with the Source of all power.”Ellen G. White
Testimonies for the Church 6:27
The document you are reading could be extremely valuable. Or it could be worthless, barely worth the paper it’s printed on. You are the one who will determine the value.
I Will Go offers something for the whole church—local churches, missions, conferences, unions, divisions, the General Conference, and institutions. It’s a tool to help the Church be more focused and effective in performing critical tasks.
This strategic plan is rooted in the Great Commission found in Matthew 28, which calls Jesus’ followers to go and make disciples of all nations. The details of the plan reflect data collected from Adventist members through several research studies. This information identifies areas that can help us, as Seventh-day Adventists, grow spiritually and become more effective in our mission to the world.
The lists in the I Will Go strategic plan may seem daunting at first, but please use this booklet as a workbook:
- Prayerfully read the main objectives.
- Consider the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Who is responsible for each outcome? Whether you are a local church member or a church employee, all have a role to play. Which KPIs relate directly to you and your situation? What can you and others in your sphere of influence do to help reach these KPIs?
This is more than a strategic plan. It’s a mission-focused tool based on real data and the Great Commission. Its value will be determined as the Church works together as a worldwide team of brothers and sisters, under the power of the Holy Spirit.
Mission Statement of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Make disciples of Jesus Christ who live as His loving witnesses and proclaim to all people the everlasting gospel of the Three Angels’ Messages in preparation for His soon return.Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Rev 14:6-12