Mission & Vision Statements
Loving Extravagantly | Living Intentionally
Because God loves us and has adopted us into His family, we seek to declare and demonstrate the liberating and transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matt. 22:37-39)
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Phil 2:3-4)
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matt. 28:19-20)
By Faith through the power of the Holy Spirit…
We will passionately pursue worship that proclaims God’s Word and exalts Christ.
We will be a community rooted in grace and truth, love and accountability.
We will humbly serve and care for one another and those around us.
We will encourage and support His mission “to the ends of the Earth”.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him (Colossians 3:17)
You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
By Faith through the power of the Holy Spirit…
We will trust the Gospel to transform every aspect of our daily lives.
We will acknowledge the authority of Scripture in all things.
We will raise up and disciple generations of Christ-followers.
We will equip the church for ministry through Biblical teaching and sound doctrine.
WE ARE PART OF GOD'S MISSION
The Mission of God
All things exist and are being worked according to the triune God’s passion, pleasure and plan (Ephesians 1:11). God creates, calls, rescues, redeems, saves, restores, restrains and grants all to the end that He might be praised. His desire, which He will surely fulfill, is that the knowledge of His glory would cover the earth as the waters do the sea (Habakkuk 2:14). God’s mission is the manifestation of His magnificence. His mission is glory.
What is the glory of God? The glory of God is the gravity that keeps those who see and savor it from spinning off into the trivialities of sin. God’s desire is that He might be known and enjoyed for His nature and character. He seeks to be recognized as supremely valuable, supremely worthy and supremely splendid. God’s glory is sensed when we feel the reality of His presence, goodness and superiority.
Isaiah 48:9-11, Ephesians 1:3-14, Isaiah 43:6-7, Ezekiel 20:14
The Mission of the Church
The mission of the Church universal is to glorify God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ. God’s mission and the mission of His Church are inseparably linked. If God’s mission is to be glorified through the redemption and reconciliation of a people, the Church’s mission must orient around the glory of God and seek to glorify Him through redemption and reconciliation.
The mission of the Church is highlighted in 2 Corinthians 5. As those who have been reconciled to God through the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are now ambassadors of reconciliation to a lost and broken world. We plead, urge, implore, reason, pray, serve, preach, teach and gather to see God glorified through reconciliation.
What is a Disciple?
A disciple is a person who has been reconciled into relationship with God through new birth by trust in the gospel and is subsequently growing in a love for God and love for others.
Jesus is the saving king! The Christian gospel is the announcement that Jesus is the divine king of the world who lived, died, and was raised to be the ruler we so desperately need. And if a new king is in charge, this means that a new way of life is in order. This is why there are four accounts of Jesus’ story told in the Bible, and altogether these are called “The Gospel according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.” These books tell the royal news of Jesus’ enthronement, and they also contain his teachings about “life in the kingdom.” They are meant to serve as guides for his followers who today want to live as if the risen Jesus is the real cosmic king. And this gospel that tells the surprising story of God’s self-giving love in Jesus has the power to change people. It is good news that is truly worth sharing.