Jesus taught in Matthew 28:18-20 the fundamental aspects of His will for the church:
“And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.”
Spreading the Gospel
Every person should be taught the truth of the Bible so that they have the opportunity to become a disciple of the Lord and an heir of eternal life. This is the responsibility of those who know the truth (1 Tim. 2:2).
Facilitating obedience to the Gospel
Those desiring to be saved must be baptized upon the confession of their faith in Christ and repentance of their sins. This baptism is for the remission of one’s sins (Acts 2:38; 8:37; 1 Pet. 3:21; Mark 16:16).
Teaching and Edification
Every new Christian must continually grow in their knowledge of the Lord (2 Pet. 3:18; Rev. 2:10)