BIG 5 PURPOSE STATEMENT
God’s Truth Reigns — John 14:5-6
God’s Word is true, correct, real, and reliable. We believe in the one, absolute, and unfailing truth; God. God is sovereign, all-knowing, all-present, and is the only truth. Christ, God’s flesh on earth, is the way, the truth, and the life. Therefore, all scripture is the true and only authority. We will teach His Word, hide it in our hearts, and let His truth reign in our lives.
Life Transformation — Rom. 12:1-2
When we hold God’s truth in our lives, we should (as an act of obedience) present ourselves as a living sacrifice, being transformed by the renewing of our mind. We need to daily understand that our identity is in Christ. Our primary focus should be to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind. As our heart is lined up to God’s standard, our reflection should be of His character. May we allow God’s Word, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to transform our heart to walk in His character.
Faith Community — Eph. 1:3-14,5:15-17
We are a church, composed of people from various backgrounds and life experiences. We all have a common thread. We are all sinners in need of God’s gracious gift of salvation. We have been covered by His unexplainable grace. In contrast to the world, a faith community is a place for us and our families to remember who we are in Christ, to find refuge in the truth of His Word, to find a renewed strength in His hope, and to remember and celebrate God’s character and works. It is our goal to provide a community that is intentional in building a relationship with God. Yet, our goal is to increase our community with those in an authentic relationship with God.
Faith Based Homes — Deut. 6:4-9
As we love God first and model this in our homes, we acknowledge that parents are the primary spiritual leaders in their homes. As a church we will purpose to encourage, inspire, and equip parents. We want Biblical faith to be foundational to the life of each family.
Missional Focused — Matt. 22:37-39, Acts 1:8
A missional focus looks around and asks, “what needs to be done for the sake of Christ?” It means to deny ourselves and look at others through the eyes of Christ. We will strive to share the truth of God’s Word and His plan of salvation to the world around us. Acts 1:8 states that we are to be witnesses to our hometowns, our surrounding areas, and the world.