The Church is the repository of God’s redeeming grace because Jesus sends the Church to continue that which the Father sent Him to do (Matthew 28:19,20; John 20:21). To do this, the anointing of the Holy Spirit is a necessary power prerequisite (Acts 1:8).
Power, which can be seen, is manifested in both faith and works (deeds) (Acts 4;13; Romans 1:17, 4:23-25; James 2:18-25). Thus, the Church must be about bringing people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ whereby they accept Him as Savior and Lord of their lives (evangelism) and growing them up through nurture ensuring continuing Lordship of lives (stewardship) until all attain the full measure of grace (Ephesians 4:11-13). The Church, thus made up of “salt and Light” becomes God’s transforming agent (Matthew 5:13-16; Romans 12:1,2).