To assist churches, mission boards and parachurch organizations in creating expressions of the Christian faith that are biblically orthodox and orthoprax, compelling and sustainable.
Orbis carries out its vision through three principal means.
FIRST, we proclaim the Kingdom of God, which is central to New Testament teaching, but an aspect that is frequently overlooked. This includes proclaiming the active love and mercy of our Father, the redeeming and cleansing work of his Son, and the present active power of the Holy Spirit who makes the Father and the Son real to God’s people. Although the Church is not the Kingdom of God, it is the primary means by which the Kingdom of God advances. Our calling is to love the entire Church, as a house divided against itself cannot stand. Orbis Ministries ministers in a wide variety of churches throughout the world, including Anglican, Armenian, Assemblies of God, Baptist, Brethren, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox (different branches), Episcopalian, Foursquare, Independent, Lutheran, Nazarene, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Uniting Church (Australia), Vineyard and others.
SECOND, we teach the next generation (young families, young adults and youth) the Word of God and the ways of the Spirit. It is not enough to preach about the Kingdom, nor is it enough to stir up churches so they are “excited.” We seek to train believers to live a Kingdom-centric lifestyle and in so doing to affect their families, their communities, their cities and their nations for Christ. The message is tailored to the unique cultural realities of each locale, but the goal is the same: to disciple the next generation so they are equipped and prepared to carry forward the works of Jesus. Most great moves of God have been led by youth; we seek to reclaim the youth of our generation for the Lord.
THIRD, we work with local and national leaders envisioning, equipping, training, and organizing the national church to fulfill its unique calling in the wider purposes of God, including being salt and light to society. Accordingly, we minister at pastor’s gatherings, regional and national leaders’ conferences, and at international renewal events. We seek to combine sound theology, deep knowledge of church history, manifest spiritual power, and the best that modern leadership theory has to offer. In all that we do, we want to provoke excellence in our lifestyles and in our fulfillment of God’s mission.