Our Vision and Mission

Where are we headed? What's our vision?

Together we love God and people as we follow Jesus Christ and share Him with the world.

How do we get there? What's our mission?

The Bible teaches that God grows us as we prioritize:

  • Accepting Jesus
    • Followers of Jesus believe and accept that Jesus is God’s one and only Son, that God sent Him to earth to live a perfect life, and then to lay down that life so that we could have our sin removed and our relationship with God restored. We confess and act out our belief and acceptance of this truth when we are baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of our sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Baptism may seem like an odd way for a person to begin their new life as a follower of Jesus, but it is actually a beautiful action that tells and shows what Jesus did. Like Jesus died, was buried, and then raised from the dead, we also die to ourselves, are buried with Him in baptism, and then are raised to a new life in Him.
      Acts 2:22-41, Romans 6:1-4
  • Worshipping together
    • From the very beginning, Christians have gathered together after the close of each week to sing songs, read Scripture, pray, share communion, give, serve, and encourage one another. These gatherings remind us that individual Christians are always part of a larger church family who are being used by God to help each other become more like Jesus.
      Hebrews 10:19-25
  • Connecting with God
    • Reading the Bible, praying, and spending quiet time with God are three primary ways He has given people to connect and spend time with Him. While they are not the only ways for the individual Christian to be in God’s presence, daily Scripture, prayer, and quiet time are key parts to a strong and growing relationship with God.
      Luke 5:16, 11:1-13, 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • Following Jesus
    • From the start, God’s plan has been to make you like His Son. Producing Christ-like character in you is the job of God’s Spirit. To do this, the Holy Spirit uses the Word of God to make you look like the Son of God. But, in becoming more like Jesus, it’s our job to act and think in new ways like relying on God for your worth, forgiving others, and being sexually pure. These new ways may seem different to some. That’s okay. It’s all part of God’s plan to give you an extraordinary life by making you into an extraordinary person. Which means, faithfully following God’s way is the only way to a truly fulfilled life.
      Luke 6:40, Romans 8:29, 12:21
  • Being in a small group
    • Life is meant to be shared. God expects us to experience life together. But it’s in small groups where real community begins, not in big gatherings. God calls us not to just believe, but to belong to a supportive small group. We need other believers. We grow faster and stronger by getting connected to other Christians in a small group. In fact, a Christian without a small group is like a child without a family.
      Jesus and his apostles shared close community and they repeatedly called other Christians to do the same. It’s true that cultivating community takes commitment, but being in a small group at church will reward you with rich relationships and a strong support system. You can worship in a crowd, but doing life together takes a small group.
      Ecclesiastes 4:9, Romans 12:10
  • Serving people
    • All followers of Jesus are called to love like He loved and serve like He served. When Jesus was here on earth He clearly stated that He had not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life to save others. He clearly demonstrated and accomplished this mission when he took time to compassionately feed, heal, and help countless people, and ultimately when he gave Himself up as a sacrifice for us. So, when followers of Jesus serve it is not simply volunteering. It is a way that God has given us to act like Jesus and share Him with the world.
      Mark 10:42-45, John 13:1-17
  • Sharing Jesus
    • Being a Christian includes being sent out as a representative of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, for some people, you’re the only Christian they’ll ever know, so sharing Jesus with them is the most important job you’ll ever have. If you had the cure for a fatal disease, and you didn’t share this lifesaving information, that would be tragic. Christians have the greatest news in the world, and sharing it is the greatest kindness you can show. Nothing else you do will ever matter as much as helping people establish an eternal relationship with God. So, if you want to really follow God, you must care about what God cares about. What God cares about is this: He wants His lost children found.
      Acts 20:24, 2 Corinthians 5:20
  • Giving cheerfully
    • As Christ followers, we recognize that all of our Treasures, Time, and Talents are blessings from God. It is our belief that we are called to receive and share these blessings with an open hand. Never closing our grasp on what He has placed in our care. As we continue to grow in our walk with Christ, we are reminded that all giving should be intentional, sacrificial, and prayerfully considered.
      Psalm 24:1-2, Proverbs 3:9-10, 2 Corinthians 9:6-9