We aim to thrive as a Christ-centered church family, becoming fully-committed followers of Jesus, and sharing His example with everyone.
Statement of Purpose
We believe that the church exists for the purpose of Worship, Discipleship, Evangelism, Service, and Fellowship.
The purpose of the church begins with recognition that we do not belong to ourselves. We belong to God and His son Jesus Christ who died for us, and He alone is Lord. Enthroned with all authority, He is the head of the Church. We follow His will as revealed in the Bible, and strive to bring glory to His name. Each Saturday, a day we believe is the Sabbath, we gather to sing, pray, and celebrate the things that have happened in our personal lives, in the Church family, in our community and in the world. We believe God is always working in our lives, and we must celebrate and be thankful to Him at all times. This does not mean bad things do not happen, but with God we have hope always. Read about this in the Bible: Phillipians 2:8-11; Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Colossians 1:18; 1 Peter 1:18-19; John 19-21; Mark 14-16; Matthew 27-28.
One of the primary goals of the Church must be the continuous life transformation of each of its members. This requires Bible teaching, self-study and training in how to teach others about living a Christian life. Believers are to be committed to one another. The Church is composed of interdependent members, each having received from the Holy Spirit gifts (skills or expertise) which are to be used for the growth of the Church and to help each other in our burdens. We desire to encourage one another so that each person becomes an integral part of the growth and development of the Church family as a whole. Read about this in the Bible: Ephesians 4:11-13; 2 Timothy 4:2-4; Titus 2:15; Galatians 6:1-2; Deuteronomy 6:1-2; Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Romans 12:4-8; Acts 4:34-35; Hebrews 10:24-25; Titus 3:14; Joshua 1:8; Ephesians 4:16.
We consider it a priority of the Church and of each believer individually, to share as widely as possible. the news of God's forgiveness in Christ. God equips and calls believers into a variety of employment and ministry, and each person is to be a good example in words and in actions. God offers His love to all without distinction and is concerned that believers achieve their full potential in this life. Sharing Jesus Christ with others should be accompanied by genuine love and concern for all, and for the whole person at all times. Read about this in the Bible: Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Colossians 4:3-6; Mark 16:15; Matthew 5:13-16; Romans 10:14-17; Matthew 22:37-39; Ephesians 3:16-19; Ephesians 4:13.
In addition to sharing the good news of God's forgiveness in Christ, we are responsible to extend to the world a ministry of compassion and a protest against evil. The Church can never settle for its own comfort in a world heavy with problems such as moral decay, political corruption and oppression, violence and crime, unjust resource use and wealth distribution, and other social scourges that require solutions and interventions. Without manipulating political power, the Church is commanded in the Bible to act as a conscience to the world by demonstrating the love and righteousness of God. Giving of your time, money, strength, lending an ear, serving the poor and disabled, any act of selfless service, is considered a great example. Read about this in the Bible: Luke 3:10-14; Luke 4:16-21; Acts 4:34-35; 2 Corinthians 10:4; Galatians 6:10; James 2:14-26; James 5:1-5; 1 John 3:16.
Regular fellowship with other believers is vital to a healthy Christian life. In the New Testament of the Bible, a picture is provided of groups of people that identified themselves with and committed themselves to a particular local body, or a local Church. Membership involves learning over a lifetime obedience to Biblical principles of commitment and accountability. Believers should be willing to give priority to meeting with their Church family for shared support and encouragement. Christ expended Himself on our behalf, and we should be willing to give of our time to build His kingdom. We seek to develop a spirit of mutual love, concern, encouragement, and the bearing of one another's burdens. We are concerned with each other's spiritual well-being, and hope to stimulate each other into a deeper walk and commitment to Christ. Read about this in the Bible: Phillipians 2:1-3; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Psalm 133; Romans 12:10; Galatians 6:2; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 3:13; Hebrews 10:24; Romans 16:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 8:1; Philippians 1:1; Acts 11:26.