VISION SUMMARY: To be an authentic body of believers, multicultural and multi-generational, influenced by the Kingdom culture of Heaven who are becoming like Christ and expressing God’s will, purpose, and nature on earth (Matthew 28:19, 1 John 2:6, & Romans 8:29; 12:1 – 2)
VISION STATEMENT: Help people – Find Christ • Follow Christ • Function in Christ (John 8:12, Matthew 5:14, Ephesians 2:10, Colossians 3:3)
WHO WE ARE STATEMENT: Our church will be known for its LOVE, UNITY, OBEDIENCE, and FORGIVENESS. It is a place where people can connect, grow, and can become more in Christ!
MISSION: We will continue to build on the foundation of Christ and exalt the Kingdom culture of Heaven on Earth by LOVING people, SHARING the Gospel, helping to HEAL people’s hurts, DISCIPLING believers by teaching and mentoring people to be obedient to God’s word, and assisting believers in DISCOVERING their purpose.
CORE VALUES: LOVE • FAMILY • UNITY • PRAYER • INTEGRITY • TEACHING • SERVICE
As children of God, we are required to love because “Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love” (1 John 4:7-8). Without love, we cannot be used and/or effective in the building up of God’s kingdom here on earth (1 Cor. 1-3).
The Church is the body of Christ here on earth. When the Church is in perfect unity, we are able to accurately and put on open display to the world the nature, order, power, and love of God. A divided Church is ineffective and incapable of representing God as the light of the world. (Matt. 12:22-28, John 17:22-23, & 1 Peter 3:8-9)
Prayer was given to us by God as means of communication with Him through faith in Jesus Christ. Prayer is required in order to make our physical and spiritual requests and petitions known to God; for ourselves and for each other. It is also essential to our growth in Christ, because when we pray to God sincerely and truthfully, He will answer, and when He answers our prayers which enriches our entire being (spirit, soul, and body). (Matthew 6:5-6, Ephesians 6:18, & James 5:13-18)
Integrity is essential to our life in Christ. A true disciple doesn’t merely call Jesus lord but obeys His commands. If we fail to live according to Christ’s commands, God can’t use, or entrust us, with His plans and purposes if we’re walking down the path of being exposed by the world as hypocrites (preaching the word of God but not living it). Essentially, if we don’t have integrity, individually and collectively as the Church, the kingdom mandate that Christ gave to the Church in Matthew 28:16-20 will be compromised. (Titus 2:7-8, 2 Cor. 8:20-21)
In the beginning God created the family with the intent to produce godly offspring on the earth (Gen 1:26-28 & Malachi 2:13-15). The family also serves as a type and shadow of the union between Christ and the Church and the Church coming to live within the household of God as sons of God. When our marriages (a husband and wife) and/or families (a husband, wife, and children) are perfectly governed by the word of God there will be an abundance of love, joy, peace, and good order within our households. If our homes are in good order, when we congregate together as the Church, God’s house will also never cease to experience the love, peace, and joy that comes from the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 5:21-33, 6:1-4, & Titus 2)
When we observe the world around us there is a great desire for truth, justice, peace, and overall well-being; something the systems of the world are incapable of providing. As children of God, we were created to do good works and to meet the demands of those who are truly seeking this quality of life; which can only be obtained within the Kingdom of God through faith in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:10, Philippians 2:13, Matthew 5:14-16, 1 Timothy 3:14-15, & 2 Cor. 2:15-16)
We can’t be and do what God planned and purposed for our lives if we are ignorant of God’s plans and purposes. If the Church is to love, be in perfect unity, have active and impactive prayer lives, live with integrity, have healthy families, and serve the Kingdom of God well, the Church must be committed to receiving, believing, and obeying sound teaching in the word of God – the Bible. God made provision through Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers to ensure that we are fed a healthy and nourishing spiritual diet so we can grow to meet the standard of His son Jesus Christ. And when we feed on the word of God, and live by it, we will truly know means to live life to the fullest.