1. To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world.
(Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16)
2. To be a corporate body in which man may worship God.
(1 Corinthians 12:13)
3. To be a channel of God's purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 14:12)