Church Vision Statement
Our Vision and Mission
To Be a Disciple Making Church
We will work to grow a spiritually mature church.
So may Christians remain stuck in struggles and sins. Personal and spiritual conflicts are holding them back from the true freedom that can be found in Christ alone (John 8:36).
Jesus Christ has come to bind up broken hearts and set captives free (Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18-19) to become growing, fruitful disciples. Followers of Christ desperately need to understand who they are in Christ; make that “Abba! Father!” connection with God as Father; and win the spiritual battles for their minds. We will help our people to truly know and believe who they truly are in Christ.
Rather than just giving up and simply referring people to counselors outside the church we will embrace the fact that God through His Word has answers to problems of the heart and mind. (1 John 2:27, 2 Peter 1:3)
We will help our people resolve personal and spiritual conflicts and find freedom from spiritual bondages through genuine repentance and faith in God. (Hebrews 6:1, 2 Corinthians 7:10)
We will help our people understand that God has given His children specific responsibilities in life and we need to learn to take care of those responsibilities and leave the remaining responsibilities to God.
We will train our people to help others obtain their own freedoms in Christ.
We will actively work at making new disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything Jesus commanded us through His Word (Matthew 28:18-20).
We will teach the whole Word of God. (Acts 20:27) We will not ignore scriptures which are often taken as an affront by many. We will not concentrate on the feel good truths of the Christian faith, like the all important love of God, at the expense of other equally important truths that are hard to hear, like the testing and discipline of God or suffering for doing what is right.
We will make individual and corporate prayer a foundational core of church life. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)