University Presbyterian Church is a member 
of the Presbyterian Church in America.

2010 Wisconsin Ave, Las Cruces, NM88001
Phone: 505.522.0828 
Fax: 505.522.0175
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2. Hierarchy: Our Identity in His Mission!

Our Mandate
Under the gospel of Christ, our mandate is to go and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything Christ has commanded us in the context of unity with God and each other. We are to gather, protect, and perfect (bring to maturity) the saints.

Matthew 28.19-20, Ephesians 4.4-6, Ephesians 4.11-13  

God has called the church to fulfill the great commission which sends us out into the world to make disciples and build up the body of Christ into his fullness. We will gather his people, protect them, and bring them to spiritual maturity. All of this is accomplished through the gospel which is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes and is also the means that accomplishes our righteousness and sanctification from first to last.

Our Mission  
The mission of University Presbyterian Church is upward in its focus on celebration in worship of our God and obedience to our Lord and King, Jesus Christ; outward in its focus on the expansion and impact in the world for the kingdom of Christ: and inward in its focus on protecting and nurturing the disciples of Christ. Therefore our mission is to exalt our God and our King, Jesus Christ in worship, to expand Christ's kingdom in Las Cruces, the border area and the world, and to edify (nurture) his people in fellowship with one another.  

In response to the fullness of God's character and his goodness to us, our mission is to worship God our Creator from love and gratitude, glorifying him by offering our whole lives and our whole selves as living sacrifices to him. We worship Christ as our King and Redeemer, who is due every service and obedience he asks of us. We seek to worship wholeheartedly, reflecting the joy we have in being God's people. We also take up the mandate to make Christ known to the world, including our family, friends, co-workers, neighbors in Las Cruces and the border area and to all parts of the world gathering them into the church. We commit to building one another up in the Lord, nourishing, protecting, and calling them to a pure life before God in unity and love.

 

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