Full implementation of “I Will Go” is expected to permeate the more than 23,000 churches and congregations, schools and universities, health care institutions, publishing associations, and all levels and ministries in the church, leaders said.
“We are just one family, and for the next five years, the church around the world wants to advance with the same motto of ‘I Will Go,’” said Pastor Elie Henry, president of the church in Inter-America. “The three main priorities that the General Conference presented are spiritual growth, leadership, and mission, and we felt that the roadmap provided in those three identified well with what we have been focusing on [sic] our version of the three: education, service to the community, and evangelism.”
“In the same way that God told Abraham and His people to go and conquer and advance, it’s the same message today to go and fill the hurt, take the message of salvation much like the mission statement says,” said Pastor Henry. “To glorify God, and under the influence of the Holy Spirit, lead every convert to experience a personal and transforming relationship with Christ, enabling the believer to become a disciple in sharing the everlasting gospel with everyone.”
“With a vision statement of reaching ‘Every member of the body of Christ living in readiness for the Kingdom of God,’ it’s about reaffirming the mission and vision in Inter-America for the next five-year plan,” added Pastor Henry.