PURPOSE

God loves us.
He wants us to reflect that love
back to Him and out to others.

How do we do that?

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

 Matthew 22:37-40

We do that by
making disciples who have
an intimate and personal relationship with Him.

How do we do that?

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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 obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

We do that by
encouraging people too…

Follow Jesus

Be changed by Jesus

Share in the mission of Jesus

Matthew 4:19

What happens when
we do that together?

Together, we live these out through the church that Jesus Christ Himself built. Its model and purpose is defined in Ephesians 4:11-13.
  • We rest firmly on the foundation of the Lordship of Christ.
  • God establishes leaders on this foundation.
  • These leaders teach, mentor, model, shepherd, and disciple to prepare God’s people for ministry.
  • These prepared disciples then do effective ministry inside the church and out in the world.
  • This ministry inevitably results in growth, both numerically and spiritually.
  • As each does his part, the church begins to function in unity.
  • Then together as one, the church matures into a body that reflects Jesus Christ in ever-increasing measure.