our mission

TO Glorify God by making and mobilizing disciples who represent the gospel of Jesus Christ to every man, woman and child. 

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"TO GLORIFY GOD" this is the aim of all we do. - I Corinthians 10:31


“MAKING DISCIPLES” this is what we are called to do. - Matthew 28:19-20


“MOBILIZING DISCIPLES” we equip disciples to be empowered to make disciples. - Ephesians 4:11-16


“REPRESENT” means to speak and act on delegated authority - 2 Corinthians 5:17-20


“GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST” - what we are called to represent - Romans 1:16


“EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD” emphasizes the totality of who we are called to represent the gospel toward. Emphasizes and speaks to the racial and other prejudicial barriers barriers that face us and how the gospel breaks those down. - Acts 1:8



CHARACTERISTICS OF A DISCIPLE

COMMITMENT TO THE WORD

THE DISCIPLE’S DIRECTION. 

Psalm 119:105 - Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.



COMMITMENT TO PRAYER

THE DISCIPLE’S DIALOGUE. 

Philippians 4:6-7 - do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.



COMMITMENT TO WORSHIP

THE DISCIPLE’S RESPONSE. 

Romans 12:1 -  I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship



COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY

THE DISCIPLE’S ENVIRONMENT. 

Hebrews 10:24-25 - And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.



COMMITMENT TO MISSION

THE DISCIPLE’S PASSION. 

Matthew 28:19-20 - Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] 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.

CORE VALUES

GOD GLORIFYING IN ALL WE DO

1 Corinthians 10:31


This is the chief aim of our lives.Therefore what we choose to do as a church is determined by how it will glorify God. We glorify God by growing in our knowledge of who God is (John 17:3); worshipping God based on who He says He is (Hebrews 12:28,29) and being led by God in all we do (Galatians 5:16-25).
 


GOSPEL CENTERED IN ALL WE DO
Colossians 2:6-7

The gospel is the means for my salvation and the motivation for my sanctification. Therefore everything we do points to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We embrace it. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) We proclaim it. (Romans 1:16) We apply its message to our every day lives. (Romans 8)




LOVING ONE ANOTHER IN ALL WE DO
John 13:34-35

We are commanded by Jesus Christ to love one another. Therefore we strive to love one another in all we do according to the standard given to us in Scripture. (Matthew 22:36-40; Matthew 7:12; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13). When we are loving one another according to Christ’s standard, we will be a church that welcomes without judgement those that need the saving gospel of Jesus Christ. We will love without condition, understanding every man, woman and child is made in the image of God. We will forgive without limits because God has forgiven us without limits through Jesus Christ



DISCIPLE MAKING IN ALL WE DO
Matthew 28:19-20

Making disciples is the directive Jesus Christ has given us as His church. Therefore in all we do, we strive to make it a matter of making disciples. We desire to see people share how one trusts Christ as the Savior of their sins. (John 3:16-21) We are intentional in how we encourage people to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:18) We are intentional in equipping people to be empowered to use their gifts in order to be disciple makers. (Ephesians 4:11-16)



MISSIONALLY DRIVEN IN ALL WE DO. 
2 Corinthians 5:17-20

My actions are shaped by a fundamental ideal that I have a God-given privilege and responsibility that shapes all that I do. This privilege and responsibility is to be a representative of the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed to every man woman and child that God sovereignly places around me. Therefore we understand that God’s mission to the church is each person’s mission as a child of God. (Matthew 28:19-20) We understand there are missional directives in how we live as Christ followers to the world around us. (2 Peter 2:9-12) We also understand that each of us are called to be a representative to the gospel power of Jesus Christ. This means displaying how it has miraculously changed our lives and how it can change others lives as well. (2 Corinthians 5:13-21)

WHAT WE BELIEVE

GOD
We believe in the only true God (John 17:3), often referred to as “YHWH” (the LORD) in the Old Testament and “God” in the New Testament. He created all things (Revelation 4:11) and upholds all things by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). He is a God of truth and without iniquity, He is just and right (Deuteronomy 32:4), and He shall judge the world (Psalm 9:8).

We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and are worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience (Mark 12:29; John 1:1-4; Acts 4:3-4).

JESUS CHRIST
We believe in the total deity and sinlessness of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe He is the manifestation of God in the flesh. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We believe Him to be true God and true man (John 1:1, 1:14, 1:18, 14:8-9; 1 Timothy 3:16).

HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the total deity of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14). The Holy Spirit regenerates the sinner upon belief in Christ, baptizing the believer into one body of which Christ is the head. The Holy Spirit indwells, guides, instructs, fills, comforts, and empowers the believer for godly living (Mark 13:11; John 14:26; John 16:13; Romans 5:5; 1 Corinthians 6:19). The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of God’s righteousness, and of coming judgment (John 16:8-11).

SCRIPTURES
We believe the Scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament are verbally inspired, breathed out by God, and inerrant in their original writings. We believe the 66 books of the Old Testament and the New Testament are God’s complete and sufficient revelation and therefore carry God’s authority for the total well-being of mankind (Psalm 119:97-104, 119:160; Matthew 5:18; John 5:46-47, 10:35; 2 Timothy 3:15-16).

MAN
We believe man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker but by voluntarily transgressing fell from his sinless and happy state. Consequently, all mankind is sinful. All people are sinners not only by inheritance but by their own choice and therefore are under just condemnation without defense or excuse. We believe that without exception every man and every woman is totally depraved and needs a Savior (Genesis 3:1-6; John 8:24; Romans 1:18-20, 1:32, 3:10-19, 5:12).

SALVATION
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice. We believe that each person who by faith receives Him as personal Savior is justified on the basis of Jesus Christ’s shed blood on Calvary. Each person who receives Christ as personal Savior is born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby becomes eternally secure as a child of God. We believe the Holy Spirit baptizes each believing person into the body of Christ at the moment of salvation and that there is no second baptism of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:37-39, 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

RESURRECTION
We believe in the resurrection of the body of our Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven, and His present ministry for us as High Priest and Advocate (Acts 1:3, 1:9; Hebrews 7:25-26).


HEAVEN, HELL, AND THE RETURN OF CHRIST
We believe in the “blessed hope”: the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ. His return has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The saved are raised to eternal, conscious bliss in heaven (Matthew 25:34; John 14:2-3; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Revelation 2:7), and the lost are raised to eternal torment in hell in conscious separation from God (Matthew 8:12, 10:28, 13:49-50; Mark 9:47-48; Luke 12:5; Revelation 21:8).

CHURCH
Upon accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, a believer becomes part of His body, which is the church. There is one church universal, composed of all those throughout the world who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Scriptures command believers to gather in order to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of the ordinances (baptism and communion), fellowship, service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world in fulfillment of the command of Christ to make disciples of all believers. (Ephesians 5:23; Romans 12:1; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Matthew 28:18-20; Hebrews 10:23-25).

Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the church – under the oversight of elders and other supportive leadership. The church’s members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ (Ephesians 4:15-16).

MISSIONS
Realizing that the cause of Christ extends beyond any one local fellowship, we commit ourselves to an ongoing ministry of extending the call of Christ to make disciples around the world (Matthew 28:19-20).