Three-fold mission of the Church
The Three-fold mission of the Church is a phrase used to denote the all-encompassing activities of The Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The phrase is most common in the missionary discussions--shared with non-members and inactive members of the church, used to teach the Church's basic beliefs--but is also common terminology used in Sunday School and other meetings.
The three-fold misssion of the church is to perfect the saints, proclaim the gospel, and redeem the dead. Hence, the three-fold mission of the church begins with ourselves (inner vessel John 3:16) and works outward toward others and finally our deceased ancesters.
Perfect the Saints An integral part of the Church's work is to help it's memebers attain salvation through "coming unto Christ". The various meetings of the church including Sabbath services and other such as General Conference etc. are aimed at teaching Gospel Doctrine (or the plan of salvation).
Members of the Church are known for aiding one another in this respect through what is known as the visiting teaching, and home teaching programs in which members visit one another and share lessons as well as offer phyisical needs assisstance such as help around the home.
Proclaim the Gospel Members of the Church are also known for their missionary zeal. Many latter-day saints volunteer 18 months to two years, without pay, to thier church to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in Foreign lands or other areas away from home. It is also common for members to share thier beliefs with friends.
Redeem the Dead The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also constructs many temples and practices in them holy ordinances as in ancient times. However, ordiances and practices relating to the Law of Moses are no longer practiced, as the Law of Moses was fullfilled by Christ.