Mission and Vision

 

Mission Statement:

Making Disciples Who Together Know, Worship, and Serve Jesus Christ

 

Vision Statement

Make Disciples (Matthew 28:16-20)
Not only are we called to be disciples, but to also make disciples.  This should be a clearly articulated path where people are able to take one step closer in their relationship with Jesus through the people and programs of the church.  The programs of our church should lead to a way of life that reflects and glorifies Jesus Christ.  

 

Together (Ex.6:7, Dt. 4, 14:1-3, 28:9, Luke 7:15-17)

We are called to be a community of believers to glorify the head, that is Christ Jesus.  We are a community before God just as much as we are individuals made by God.  Our faith is to be lived out in community so we may learn, grow, and edify one another as we journey through life.  This goes beyond just Sunday to creating intergenerational, intentional, encouraging, and accountable times of fellowship. 

 

Know (Dt.7:9, 31:13; Joshua 23:14, Ps. 39:4, 83:18, 98:2, 100.3, 135:5; Pv.1:7, 2:6; John 14:4-6, Acts 10:35-37; II Cor. 8:8-10, Eph. 1:17; Phill. 3:8; II Peter 3:18; II Thess. 1:7-9; Col. 1:10)

We are called to know Jesus Christ by creating various educational opportunities for people to grow in knowledge of Jesus and their relationship to Him.  Our knowledge of Jesus should lead us into a greater love, desire to serve, and fellowship with others.  As a church we want people to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and how knowing Jesus transforms every facet of our life.  

 

Worship (Dt.6:5, Matt. 22; Mark 12:30; Luke 10)

We are called to Love Jesus Christ with our heart, soul, mind, and strength.  We do this through personal devotion, using our gifts and resources for His kingdom, and worshipping regularly.  This love manifests itself in the daily life of the believer in prayer, Scripture reading, meditation, and tangible acts of love for our neighbors along with our corporate worship on Sundays.    

 

Serve (Lev. 19:18; Matt. 5:42-44; 19:19, 22:39; Mark 12:31, Luke 10:27, Romans 13:9)

We are called to love our neighbor as ourselves through service at the church, in our community, region, and the world.  Our service allows us to publically proclaim what we claim to be true and to establish God's kingdom "on earth as it is in heaven."  Our service is not done to earn God's love but an expression of gratitude for God's grace in our lives.  

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