OUR CORE VALUES: We are driven in all we do by five major values which determine what works we will continue or start. Those values are :
ACCEPT - Accept others where they are as God accepts us where we are and helps us become what He wants us to be. Our plea is to come as you are but don't stay there. Come and grow together.
RELATE - Build a strong personal relationship with God, through Christ and build strong ties of friendship and partnership with other members of the God's family.
DISCIPLE - Be a disciple first and then work to make disciples of others. A disciple is an apprentice of Jesus. We want His heart, his image, his devotion to doing God's will all the time.
SHARE - As God shares his blessings with us, giving us all that has to do with life and godliness and providing all spiritual blessings, we share with with those made in His image. As He identifies with the poor, hurting and needy in the world we will do the same.
SERVE - Jesus, Lord of all, came into this world as a servant. He declared that the greatest among us would be servants. Our goal is to serve others in the name of our Lord in every way possible for us. That will include work with those struggling with addiction, moral problems, poverty and homelessness. "Lord, make me a servant. Make me like you."
OUR MISSION STATEMENT IS: "GROWING GOD'S KINGDOM ONE PERSON AT AT TIME."
That means two primary things to us. First we want to help every member of the congregation to grow in their faith and devotion to God. Since we are all members of the one body, when a member grows te body grows and the spiritual development of each person is vital. Paul set the standard for such growth in Ephesians 4:11-16 whe challenged leaders to equip the saints for the work of ministry for the building up of the body of Christ. He said when each member is speaking the truth in love they grow up into him who is head, even Christ, "From whom the whole body being joined and fitting together grows , by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for building itself up in love."
The second aspect of the mission is to grow one person at a time by bring one more to Jesus all along. If each member of the body influences the life of those around them in family and friends and invites them to worship with them it can make a huge difference for good. We can be God's witnesses to our world to lead others to the Lord. In that way God's kingdom is always growing. Our mission isn't just about building a great congregation but building God's kingdom everywhere.
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