Purpose and Core Values

In the simplest terms possible, our purpose as a church is to GROW, SHOW, and GO!

    We must GROW to our full potential in Christ, both as individual followers of Christ and as  a church.

    We must SHOW the amazing love God has for us all in everything we do.

    We must GO to anyone who needs Jesus Christ, wherever they may be.

 

These Core Values are the values we live by every day.  They are the foundation we build upon.

  1. Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation from sin and its consequence, death.  He alone can give New Life to those who entrust their lives to Him.  Acts 4:12
  2. The Bible is the authoritative basis for what we believe and practice. Its message must be brought to every generation in a relevant, understandable way.  Hebrews 4:12
  3. Jesus’ Great Commandments to love God and our “neighbors” are central to our walk as Christians. Everything we do should flow out of our love for God and the people that He loves.   Mark 12:30-31
  4. Jesus’ Great Commission to make disciples of all nations and baptize them is our primary mission. There is no greater purpose than helping the Lost become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20
  5. We come together every week to worship God and share our new life in Christ. Celebrating the Lord’s Supper together builds community as the Body of Christ and renews our life in Him. Hebrews 10:19-25
  6. Every Christian is a servant/minister of God, and every pastor is an equipping minister. We each must discover and use our God-given abilities to serve God by serving the people around us.  I Corinthians 12:4-11 I Peter 4:10-11
  7. Small groups are the place where believers grow together and share each other’s joys and sorrows. Face-to-face encouragement and accountability are fundamental to our continued growth in Christ.  Acts 2:46 Acts 20:20 Romans 12:9-16
  8. Prayer is key to discovering God’s will and unleashing His power, and it is the beginning of God’s work. People empowered by God’s Spirit can turn their world upside down for Christ!  Ephesians 6:18-20 Colossians 4:2-4
  9. God’s Word can transform our daily lives, equip us for every good work, and prepare us for eternity. We need to hear, read, study and apply the truths of Scripture  to know and do God’s will.  II Timothy 3:16 Hebrews 4:12-13