Followers of Jesus in the past summarized the purpose of human existence, saying, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” While this is the ultimate reason for which God made all human beings, the unique mission with which Jesus has charged the church is to “make disciples” (Matt. 28:16-20). By definition, a "disciple" is a "follower" of another, one who imitates the life and faith of the one they follow.
As a church, our vision is to make followers of Jesus who will, in turn, fulfill their chief end of enjoying and glorifying God. The result of men, women, and children becoming and growing as mature and equipped followers of Christ is transformation, both personally (2 Cor. 5:17) and at every level of society (Col. 1:19).
“We exist to glorify God by making and deploying mature and equipped followers of Christ for the sake of the personal, family, community, and global transformation”
As each of us knows from our own spiritual journey and our study of the Scriptures, the making of a mature and equipped follower of Christ is a process. Ultimately, the transformation of a person who is unfamiliar with Jesus or his church into a person who is a servant-leader like Jesus depends on the work of the Holy Spirit. However, from Scripture, we see that humanly speaking that process commonly consists of the following process that makes up our mission.
We plan to accomplish our vision by:
1. ENGAGE the unchurched where we live, work, and play [Matt. 28:18-20]
2. CONNECT newcomers to the community of God’s people [John 13:33-34; Matt. 28:18-20]
3. ESTABLISH members in the faith through life-on-life missional discipleship [Matt. 28:18-20; Col. 2:6-7; Col. 1:28-29]
4. DEPLOY servant-leaders for a life of kingdom-impact [Matt. 28:18-20]
As we go about our mission, there are several values that are most important to us.
Word-Based– We humbly submit ourselves to the Bible as the unchanging truth of God in an ever-changing culture, and the foundation of all we do.
Gospel-Centered – The gospel – the good news of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection – is the power for transformation and THE main thing at the heart of everything thing we do.
Outward-Focused – As a church, we do not exist for ourselves but are committed to following Jesus in his example of serving the needs of others with indiscriminate love.
Kingdom-Minded – God’s mission is bigger than us. We know are not the only show in town. God’s kingdom is bigger than our church, our city, our country, our culture, and our time.
FAITH Oriented – God calls us to walk by faith NOT by sight. As a church, this means that all we undertake is rooted in prayer and doomed to fail unless the Lord is in it.
Relationally-Driven – Relationships are the context for transformation. The church is a group of diverse people called to live together in a covenant community. We learn from one another, care for one another, and are blessed by one another’s gifts, ages, and stages in life.
HISTORICALLY ROOTED– We recognize that we are part of a story that is bigger, broader and older than our own moment in time. As a church, we are part of a denomination (PCA) that sees itself as connected to a theological movement that is rooted in the Protestant Reformation.
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