Genesis 1:26, 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over [a]all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

What is meant with mandate?

  • An instruction or assignment
  • The manner how an assignment is filled out
  • The mandate dictates your passion

What is the mandate for human kind?

  • Genesis 1:26 and 1:28 define the mandate of human kind from God: Dominion over the earth and

What is the mandate for each individual on earth and for institutions?

  • All individual mandates together work towards the mandate for human kind
  • Different calls / mandates are put into the hands of individuals, families churches
  • Becoming Christ  like is a higher mandate


  • Do not be competitive, you run your own race !
  • Try to become Christ-like
  • Christ must be seen in you

Your Shepherdsplace Church The Hague Media Team