Provide every person the opportunity to experience new life in Jesus Christ.

Have you ever lost your keys? Or better yet, have you ever misplaced your iPhone? It seems like everything else fades and you go on a desperate search to find those keys or phone. You backtrack, trying to remember where you had them last. You don't rest until that thing you lost is found.

Jesus feels the same way about people. He doesn't rest until we who are lost are found in Him.

In Luke 15:24, the parable of the Prodigal Son plays this passion out for us. The father says of the son, "This son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is Found."

It is God's desire that we all partner with him in finding people who don't believe, used to believe, or don't know what they believe, and lead them to the truth of who Jesus is. The Bible teaches us that there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven't strayed away. 

God loves our worship when we gather together, but He rejoices when someone who was lost is Found.