Our mission is to glorify God as fully devoted followers of Jesus who equip others to do the same so that the gospel may reach the world.
Glorify God means we exalt Christ by the way that we live and by what we do. In Eph. 1:11-12, Paul says, “In Christ we were also chosen… in order that we… might be for the praise of His glory.” As the moon reflects the sun, the church is meant to reflect the glory of God to a dark world. In His church, Christ reveals what a freed and forgiven people look like- people who are satisfied in Him as a result of the sacrifice He made.
Fully devoted follower of Jesus means we view Christ not just as Savior but also Lord. The Bible is our authority, conscience, and guide in all things. We walk in obedience to God’s Word by knowing and obeying the commands that He has clearly laid out in Scripture not because they save us but because we love Him, and love always leads to action.
Equip others means the church is the training ground for believers. Eph. 4:12-13 says that the church is to “equip the saints for the work of the ministry and to build up the body of Christ, until we reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God as we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ.” God designed believers to do life with one another, to encourage and build one another up, to admonish and edify one another, to equip and train each other. We need each other; let us not forsake meeting together (Hebrews 10:25).
Advance the gospel to the world means we seek to put Christ on display to every nation and preach the good news of Christ to people in every place. Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, He commissioned His disciples, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you.” (Matt. 28:19-20) Advancing the gospel to the world is engaging the lost and sharing with them who Christ is and what He has done for them