We glorify God by making disciples of Jesus through
the Gospel among all peoples.
WHY DO WE EXIST?
To glorify God
Our entire reason for existence is to image forth God (Genesis 1:26-28) to the entire world. He created us for His glory (Isaiah 43:7), so that whether we eat or drink or whatever we do,it is for His glory (1 Corinthians 10:31).
WHAT DO WE DO?
By making disciples of Jesus
The last words of Jesus was his commission to his disciples and all those who would ever follow Jesus, “to make disciples.” The aim of our church is to make disciples who make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20).
HOW DO WE DO IT?
Through the Gospel
Our entire salvation experience is to be centered in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The Bible often
reminds believers of what is of first importance for others and for spiritual growth
(1 Corinthians 15:1-11). The gospel is the A to Z of the Christian faith, not the ABC’s (Romans 1:15-16).
WHERE DO WE DO IT?
Among all peoples
We have an obligation to all peoples (Romans 1:14) and by the command of our Lord Jesus is to all nations (Matthew 28:19). We cannot choose which people we want to teach and equip, but as the promise of Christ is with us unto the end of the age (Matthew 28:20), so is his mission to every sphere of the earth (Acts 1:8).
Our vision is making much of Jesus.
We want to glorify the Triune God of the universe. God is Father, Son and Spirit: three persons, one God.
Our vision is to make much of Jesus in three ways:
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6).
It is only through Jesus that we have access to God the Father (Hebrews 10:20)
and are able to call on Him and worship Him.
Jesus is God (John 1:1-3; Hebrews 1:1-3, 8).
In a culture that is infiltrated with cults like Mormonism and Jehovah Witnesses that deny Jesus is the eternal God, we want to be clear that Christianity is utterly unique. We are not like Islam but we worship Jesus.
Our God is Triune.
Jesus is supreme (Colossians 1:18).
He has no rivals. When we come to follow Jesus, we lay down our lives (Luke 9:23; Galatians 2:20), and yield to
him as our King and Savior. We no longer live for ourselves but for our King and his kingdom.
THE SUPREMACY OF GOD
We are radically centered on God and His glory in our
lives corporately and personally.
(Isaiah 42:8; 43:7, 21; Colossians 1:18; 1 Corinthians 10:31)
We are passionately grounded in Christ’s grace, living from and in the Good News of Jesus Christ daily.
(Romans 1:15-16; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11)
We are unconditionally loving, because He first loved us. Without love everything is meaningless.
(1 John 4:10; 1 Corinthians 13)
We are unswervingly committed to God’s Word, both written and incarnate.
Expository Preaching is center in worship.
(Romans 1:16; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:22-25)
We are sacrificially living for one another as commanded in Scripture.
(Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:42-47; 20:28)
We are intentionally bearing witness of Christ by word and deed to the ends of the earth.
(Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 24:44-49; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 2:9)
We are prayerfully seeking God to multiply His Kingdom.
(Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Timothy 2:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10)