Christ’s Great Commission
+Baptize all people
+Teach the baptized
Baptize: Christians are made, not born, Tertullian taught. Through the act of baptism God makes us Christians and adopts us into his eternal family. Christ’s Spirit, is baptized into us so that we might participate into his mission of reconciliation to make all things new.
Teach: The baptized learn how to be disciples by practicing the seven habits Jesus taught. These seven habits feed the faith of the baptized, which is referred to as faith formation. The first three habits are foundational: Remembering our baptismal adoption into God’s family; Listening to God’s law and Gospel voice in Scripture; Praying for God’s help with all our daily needs. The last four teachings of Preparing,
Returning, Inviting, and Caring each build upon the foundation of the first three habits.