At the beginning of this present age, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, gave His people, the church, both a Great Commandment and a Great Commission.  In the first, He commands us to respond to His love for us by loving each other in a way that is in itself a witness to the world.  In the second, He calls us to let that love overflow the bounds of the church, reaching out to all the world.  We are to seek to enlarge His church, leading others to faith in Him and then nurturing them to maturity.  In Fairview, we see this as the mission not just of the organization, or its committees, but as the corporate and individual mission of all of our members – to love one another, building one another up, encouraging one another and enlarging this circle of love as we meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of those people He puts in our path.