The Great Commission in line with the general purpose of God for the Church and the global vision of the New Covenant Church worldwide, NCC Manchester’s vision is stated as follows:
Disciplining the nations.
This vision is primarily focused on the building up of the individual within an organised structured framework and an atmosphere of the Holy Spirit. It is being able to provide all that is necessary for an individual to become a “bride without spot or blemish”; “a living sacrifice acceptable before God” and “a vessel of honour worthy of the master’s use”.
More to this we are believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. In continuity with the people of God in Old Testament times, we are called out from the world; and we join together for worship, for fellowship, for instruction in the Word, for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, for service to all mankind, and for the worldwide proclamation of the gospel.
The church derives its authority from Christ, who is the incarnate Word, and from the Scriptures, which are the written Word.
The church is God’s family; adopted by Him as children, its members live on the basis of the new covenant.
The church is the body of Christ, a community of saints of which Christ Himself is the Head.