We are fully in one accord with the mission statement of In His Presence which describes our purpose as follows:
“To cultivate and establish the desire for intimacy with God in every believer while developing strong, mature disciples whose lives are devoted to the salvation of souls, resulting in bold personal and global Christian evangelism.”
Webster defines “discipline” as training intended to elicit a specified behavior or character, a condition of order based on obedience to authority. A “disciple” is a disciplined learner, one who believes and follows the teaching of the Master. God’s word tells us that each of us is to be conformed to the image of Christ. As His children, we are in Him, and He is in us! As we submit ourselves to God’s written word and to the work of the Holy Spirit, we are transformed by the renewing of our minds (Rom. 12:2). As an extension of the ministry of Pastors Mel and Desiree Ayres, with God’s grace and wisdom, we are committed to the Biblical mandates to make disciples of all men (Matt. 28:19) and to equip the saints for the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:12).
We are committed to teaching God’s word in such a way that as we share powerful, life giving information (Prov. 4:22), a love for learning and a deep love for the Word itself will be imparted. Jesus said, “if you continue in My word, you are My disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32)