Vision & Purpose
We purpose to honor the Bible as God’s Word. The Word of God will be central to all that is done and the basis of all that is taught. The whole counsel of God will be proclaimed as God’s absolute truth without compromise in a spirit of love and grace. The preaching of God’s Word will be the most honored priority in our worship services. The objective of communicating God’s Word will be informational to instill a biblical worldview and transformational as it is applied through obedience in areas of personal conduct and lifestyle.
Psalms 119:140; Colossians 3:16; 1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 4:2; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:22
We purpose to be known as a house of prayer. Prayer will be central in all aspects of our church. All will be encouraged to maintain a close personal communion with God. We will as a church encourage weekly times of corporate prayer. The life transforming power of the Spirit of God will be sought for in every person, worship service and ministry.
Romans 12:12; Luke 11:2, 24:53; Ephesians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; John 4:23-24: Acts 2:1-4
We purpose to be known as a community of worshipers who celebrate the goodness and greatness of God in worship. We will encourage people to worship God passionately both corporately and privately in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24). Worship is to be a lifestyle of glorifying God in all aspects of our lives. Worship is to be God-centered and God-focused. Corporate worship expressions are to consistently present the truth of who Jesus is and what He desires for the lives of His people. Worship should connect us with Christ and experience the presence of God. Ministry in the gifts of the Holy Spirit will be encouraged so as to allow God to work in people’s lives in miraculous ways. As people experience the presence of God they will be transformed. Real worship will transform the worshiper.
Psalms 9:11, 67:3; Hebrews 13:15
We purpose to compel the lost to come to Christ though being a center for personal, community, and world evangelism. Following the commands of Christ to take the gospel to all the earth and to make disciples, we purpose to train each person to be able to share the gospel in such a way not to get just decisions for Christ but to turn new converts into genuine disciples of Christ. While the priority will be an emphasis on personal evangelism, there will also be times for unified church outreaches to the community as the Spirit of God leads. We will not be content to wait for the lost and hurting to find us. We purpose to continue to grow in world evangelism outreach through increasing our support for missionaries and to be involved in sending missions teams from our church.
Acts 1:8: Matthew 28:19-20: Mark 16:15-16
We purpose to be community of believers who deeply love each other and where there is an atmosphere of love and acceptance with a spirit of unity. People from any cultural background, race, income level, or educational level will be welcomed and embraced with the love of Christ. We purpose that our fellowship will go far beyond just seeing each other at the Sunday service. Numerous fellowship opportunities will be planed each year and personal fellowship between members will be encouraged. We will encourage all to participate in discipleship groups and one-on-one mentoring or spiritual coaching.
Romans 12:10; 1 Peter 1:22; John 13:35; John 15:12
We purpose to be a community of believers who put a priority on relational discipleship. Through intentionally developing close relationships of trust and accountability, we purpose to encourage each other in our personal journey of transformation towards spiritual maturity by becoming Christ-like character. Everyone will be encouraged to participate in and complete the Life Transforming Discipleship Course and to continue to make disciples as an on-going focus of our lives.
John 13:35, 15:12: Matthew 28:19-20
We purpose to be a center for ministry where everyone is helped to discover and develop his spiritual gifts. Because we believe every believer is called to serve in some way, we will endeavor to help each person find his calling and place of ministry. An important part of the transformational journey will be the transformation from being a self-centered person who looks to serve himself to being a person who passionately and joyfully serves God and others. Preparation for ministry will require growth in commitment and character along with “hands on” training with the supervision of a mentoring ministry leader. We purpose to build up a host of dedicated servants of God who will faithfully demonstrate God’s compassion by ministering to those within and outside the church.