Vision, Purpose, and Mission

Vision

A body of believers, bound together by our love for Jesus Christ and His Word, reflecting God’s love, grace, and truth.

Our Vision reflects a functioning church body tightly bound together above all by God, through Jesus Christ, and His Holy Spirit. This bond of love and joy strengthens our church family of strong relationships without partiality. It speaks to a shared desire to edify one another and God’s desire for grace and truth in the church. This is the vision we wish to show all nations and our bond of love motivates everything we do individually and together.

Purpose

To glorify God by loving as Jesus loves.

As a church body called together to reflect God’s love, grace and truth we want to honor God by loving all people as Jesus loves all people. This should generate a life of glory to God and good works towards everyone, friend and enemy alike. To do so generates the desire and the ability to share the Gospel with all people and to live obedient lives. Loving Him means we will fulfill the Great Commission given to His followers and keep His commandments in honor of His love towards us.

Mission

We summarize our purpose by saying our church has a four-pillar mission: 

  1. To present to the lost the gospel message of salvation based on faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and a true repentance and conversion.1
  2. To teach and nurture the believers toward a sanctified life and to faithfulness by God's grace and through His Word.2
  3. To preserve sound doctrine by "contending for the faith."3
  4. To offer loving, humble deeds of service to fellow believers and all mankind in the name of Christ.4

1.) Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 3:19; Eph. 2:8 2.) Col. 1:28; Eph. 4:12; Eph. 5:26-27 3.) Jude 3; Acts 20:27; 1 Tim. 4:16 4.) Gal. 5:13; Gal. 6:10; Phil. 2:7

Guiding Principles

A. Jesus Christ’s love for us is the foundation and motivation for everything we do.

B. We seek to be like Jesus in thought, action, and character, and to live the entire counsel of His Word.

C. We follow the Great Commission, sharing the love and truth of Jesus Christ in our homes, churches, communities, and throughout the world as God calls us to serve.

D. We disciple and care for one another as a committed church body.

E. We apply spiritual discernment to our daily decisions based on the Bible, prayer, the Holy Spirit’s direction, and Godly counsel from fellow believers.

F. We see God’s value in each individual and joyfully reflect Jesus’ peaceful spirit.

G. We believe the Bible is true, timeless, and inspired of God.

H. We, as a church, contend for the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Word.

I. We freely give as we have freely received, recognizing our lives and resources belong to God.