Purpose & Mission

Purpose

The primary purpose of a believer's life is to glorify God. This occurs by reflecting the character of Christ through obedience to His Word. A true believer lives and walks in the Spirit and has crucified the flesh with its affections and lusts.1

A believer engages in edifying activities that strengthen him spiritually. He is motivated by love for Christ to contribute to strengthening the church in love2 to build a strong family unit patterned after the Word, and to be diligent in service to others.

"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."3 "Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you."4

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.5
  2. To teach and nurture the believers toward a sanctified life and to faithfulness by God's grace and through His Word.6
  3. To preserve sound doctrine by "contending for the faith."7
  4. To offer loving, humble deeds of service to fellow believers and all mankind in the name of Christ.8

1. Galatians 5:24, 25 2. Ephesians 4:16 3. Romans 8:6 4. John 15:8-12 5. Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 3:19; Eph. 2:8 6. Col. 1:28; Eph. 4:12; Eph. 5:26-27 7. Jude 3; Acts 20:27; 1 Tim. 4:16 8. Gal. 5:13; Gal. 6:10; Phil. 2:7