The Mission of the Church
“We’ll convert everyone all across the planet Earth!
That is… the purpose of-
The Church of Jesus Christ!
…of Latter-Day Saints!”
The mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is certainly not to convert everyone all across the planet Earth. That’s not to say we would be disappointed if that happened – the blessings of the gospel are exactly what this world needs – but that’s not our mission.
The Church has traditionally had a three-fold mission. In fact, this has just recently been augmented that by one more element.
The original elements were:
- Perfect the Saints
- Proclaim the Gospel
- Redeem the Dead
Where do these come from? Well, see Ephesians 4:12, for example, or Doctrine and Covenants 110:11-16 (I only provide you those references to see that the Church didn’t just pull these out of the air).
The element just added recently:
- Care for the Poor and Needy
Everything that is done in our Church fits into one of those four categories.