Our basic mission is to honor God by pointing people to Jesus and preparing followers of Jesus. This statement flows from the following philosophy of ministry:
- Our MISSION is to make disciples of Christ (Matt. 28:19).
A disciple is a pupil or follower. A disciple of Christ is one who accepts the gospel and encourages others to accept the gospel. The gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ. His death, burial, and resurrection provide the only way of redemption for all mankind. This is the central theme of all scripture. We want to learn more about Christ, teach more about Christ, and talk more about Christ. This is the WHO. WHO are we? We are disciples. WHO are we following? We are following Christ. Following
- Our VISION is to love all people (Matt. 22:39).
The greatest command is to love God. The second greatest command is to love all people. If we love God then we will love others. To love all people we must compassionately reach out to them and warmly welcome them. We can show the love of Christ to all those who we come in contact with. This is the HOW. HOW do we serve God and others? We serve in love considering others before ourselves. Loving
- Our GOAL is to grow in all things (Eph. 4:15-16)
There are no perfect churches because there are no perfect people. Growth is required. Growth is a sign of life. We will grow individually as we allow God’s Spirit to change us. We will grow corporately as we edify others and as God adds people to our fellowship. This is the WHERE and WHEN. WHERE are we going? WHEN will we get there? We are going out to lead people to Christ. We are growing up in Christ. We will be finished when we see Christ. So for now, we must keep going and growing. Growing
- Our METHOD is to teach the Bible (II Tim. 3:16-17).
The Bible is the Word of God, therefore it is absolute truth. God has given us His Word that we might know Him and His will for us. As we learn God’s Word we will understand God more and love Him. As we teach God’s Word we will edify those in Christ. As we tell the gospel from God’s Word we will lead people to Christ. This is the WHAT. WHAT are we doing? We are pointing people to God and His Son Jesus Christ as revealed in the scriptures. Teaching