We exist to be more like Christ and draw others to Christ.
Matthew 28: 19-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:29; Philippians 2:4-11; Colossians 1:15-20; John 17:23
To be more like Christ requires each believer to Grow, Give and Go. These ministries will be the Spirit-led fruit of Abiding in Christ and Denying ourselves resulting in Unity and authentic Worship.
Abiding: John 15:4 “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me” (ESV); Galations 5:25 “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”
Denying: Luke 9:23 “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Romans 12:1 “offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship.”
Committed to biblical Teaching, Prayer, and Fellowship by gathering with other believers to grow more like Christ
Acts 2:42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, the the breaking of bread and to prayer.”; Hebrews 10:25 “Let us not give up meeting together…”
Committed to Stewardship; giving our gifts, time and resources to build the church
1 Corinthians 12:7 “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”; Ephesians 4:12 “so that the body of Christ may be built up.”
Committed to Sharing the Good News of reconciliation through Jesus Christ
Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!'” Matthew 28: 19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to over everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, the the very end of the age.”