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CORE VALUES,
MISSION AND VISION STATEMENTS

 

CORE VALUES

  • Prayer:  (1 Thessalonians 5:17) Prayer is our spiritual lifeline.  Individually and corporately, at home, at church services, in small groups and in all venues we rely upon communication with our Creator.
  • Christ-Centered Leadership:  Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, and our congregation leaders and individual members must utterly depend on Him.  Jesus Himself set the ultimate example of servant-leadership and Christian leaders must lead through service and a focus on Jesus.  Apart from Him we can do nothing. (John 15:1-8)
  • Fellowship:  (1 John 1:3, Matthew 22:36-40) Fellowship and meaningful, loving relationships with God and with our fellow human beings are essential.  We believe in accepting, caring for, serving and spending time with one another.  We value input from everyone and consider friendliness and fellowship to be hallmarks of our congregation.
  • Bible-Centered Teaching:  (2 Timothy 3:15-17) The Word of God must be the core of our teaching. Sermons and classes and small group studies must equip members to know, understand and apply scripture in our daily lives, and continually point to Jesus Christ, in Whom we find salvation.  (1 Thessalonians 5:9)
  • Inspiring Worship:  (Psalm 100:1-3) We strive to make our worship services opportunities to lift up our hearts to God, to express our love to Him and to hear His Word proclaimed.  We celebrate our relationships with God, and we value variety in worship music--from traditional to contemporary.  We seek to have worship services which are uplifting experiences, and leave people feeling glad they came.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

To share the love of God and guide people into a committed relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

 VISION STATEMENT

Our vision is to become a thriving congregation in which each member personally knows the one and only true God and Jesus Christ whom He sent. (John 17:3)   We will continue to grow as a loving, caring, praying congregation.  We envision a church in which each member feels free and motivated to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit in fulfilling the great commission.  We will encourage and inspire one another to individually serve as agents for transforming those in our spheres of influence through prayer and active love. 

 We will all contribute to fulfilling our mission by:

  • sharing the good news of the love of God as revealed in the life, death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ; and
  • guiding people into a committed relationship and personal friendship with Jesus Christ, resulting in true disciples and followers of our Lord who live and share the joy of their salvation with others.

As a congregation, we see the fulfillment of this vision as we prayerfully yield to the Holy Spirit, Whom we see directing us to focus especially on the following Key Result Areas:

 Key Result Areas

  • Evangelism

We will passionately bring hope to unbelievers by sharing the good news of what God has done through Jesus Christ.  We will develop personal visions for a Christ-like environment wherever we go, and we will continue to develop as individuals who have a desire to pray for and with people.  As we actively live and share the gospel, God will use us as a catalyst in His transformation of the businesses, neighborhoods and civic leadership in our community. 

  • Sanctuary for the Hurting

We will be a comforting home for the broken-hearted, the frustrated and the hopeless.  We will become increasingly sensitive and attuned to the special needs of the hurting and follow-through with support.  As new people enter our doors we will welcome them and immediately begin the relationship-building process. 

  • Multiple Ministries

Our ministries will serve such specialty groups as Youth (Children and Teenagers), Singles, Men, Women, Young Adults and Seniors.  These ministries will meet people’s needs by providing opportunities for people to get together for fulfillment, spiritual guidance and fun, as well as being involved in outreach and praising God.   One of the most exciting ministries will be our special ministry to former members who are inactive. 

  • Close-Knit Members

Fellowship has always been a hallmark of our spiritual family.  Developing relationships will be more and more highly-esteemed.  Deep friendships will be built and grown.  We’ll be an assembly where “people are there for you and you are there for other people.” 

  • Training & Equipping

We will provide opportunities where all members can be trained, equipped and prepared for service to God and community and are free to launch their own personal ministries.  Among the ways this training will be provided is through Bible-centered sermons, Bible Classes,  Small Group Bible Studies, workshops, seminars and retreats. 

  • Small Groups

Our Small Groups ministry will eventually function as mini-congregations.   They will continue to provide growth-inspiring Bible study and intercessory prayer.  They will be a picture of people caring for each other physically and spiritually and being moved to do the same for the communities around them.  In essence, our Small Groups will become increasingly powerful vehicles for evangelism and discipleship. 

  • Worship

We will provide increasingly inspiring and exciting worship services where people sense that they are being led by the hand into the presence of God, and are moved to open their hearts to Him. 

  • Leadership

Godly, Christ-centered, Holy Spirit led-leadership is essential and will be further developed among our current and future leaders and the membership as a whole. 

  • Preaching & Teaching

Our sermons and Bible Classes will spring from sound hermeneutics and will result in inspiring Bible-centered exposition that is motivating and relevant to today’s issues.  Jesus Christ will be honored at the heart of our teaching as the Savior of humankind and the Lord of our lives. 

  • Prayer

Prayer is the way everything will happen.  All things will be done through prayer.  We will be a congregation in which each member is looking for opportunities to pray for others and for the will of God to be accomplished wherever he or she goes.

 

 

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