“What’s your business?”
That is one of the two probing questions that, according to Peter Drucker, the recognized father of modern American management, corporations must ask to keep itself on the cutting edge. The other question is “How’s your business?” Obviously we have to ask the first before we ask the second.
In a sense, it’s the same question Dr. Rick Warren asked in the Purpose Driven Life bestseller: “What on earth am I here for?” We need to answer it not just as individuals but as a church as well. What’s does God want Makati Gospel Church or MGC to do? I believe we can spell it out through this formula: M= GC2 (No connection to Albert Einstein’s E=MC2)
M=GC2 stands for the Master’s Great Commission and the Master’s Great Commandment.
Matthew 28:18-20 spells out the great commission: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (NIV) We are to develop committed followers of the Lord Jesus.
Matthew 22:37-40 spells out the great commandment: Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” We are to love God and people.
That’s our business as a church. That is the reason why we are here on earth. If we want the Lord to build our church, let us follow His blueprint. “Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain.” (Psalm 127:1a) And He promised us His presence and His power if we fulfill His pattern for the church. Rick Warren said, “A great commitment to the great commission and the great commandment results in a great church.” Thus everything that we are doing and are planning to do must be measured according to the M=GC2. That is the true measure of success in ministry.
Brethren, let us fulfill the M=GC2!