We exist to help people know, love, and serve Jesus Christ.
We want God to use our lives to help others know, love, and serve Jesus. This statement serves to remind us to care for both those within and outside our church community. Our vision is rooted in these Bible verses: Jeremiah 9:23-24, Matthew 28:19-20, John 14:15, 21, 23, John 17:3, Acts 1:8, Romans 12:9-13, Philippians 3:8-9, Colossians 3:23-24, 1 Peter 4:10.
1. Depending on God in Prayer
Prayer holds a significant place in our priorities because we recognize that before we engage in any endeavor, we must first seek guidance and wisdom through prayer. Our mission to know, love, and serve the LORD is anchored in our dependence on God in prayer. We understand that without God's grace and guidance, our efforts remain incomplete and ineffective. Just as Jesus sought solitude to pray before taking important steps, we acknowledge the essential role of prayer in aligning our intentions with God's will and asking God to bless our ministry efforts. (Psalm 127:1; Matthew 6:6; Matthew 7:7; Philippians 4:6-7; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; 1 John 5:14)
2. Studying the Scriptures
The Bible is central in all that we do as a church. The Bible stands as God's unique revelation, unveiling His very nature to His creation. Through studying the Bible, we can know God personally and His purpose for our lives. As believers, we rely on the Bible as the ultimate authority, guiding us in matters of salvation, spiritual maturity and effectiveness. We study the Bible to know God, shape our perspective and receive guidance from the Lord (Psalms 119:105, John 17:3; 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 3:16-4:2; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 2:2, 2 Peter 1:2, 1:20-21).
3. Gathering for Sunday Worship
We highly value Sunday Corporate Worship as a church family. We recognize the immense value of gathering to worship collectively, as it allows us to deepen our relationship with God and with each other. Our belief in the significance of this practice is rooted in Hebrews 10:24-25, which underscores the importance of not neglecting our gatherings. Through Sunday worship, we align ourselves with God's Word, in order to worship God, edify one another, and evangelize the world with the gospel (Acts 2:1; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 5:4; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34; 1 Corinthians 14:23; Hebrews 10:25; .
4. Living Out the Call of Discipleship
We value helping people follow Jesus! We hold discipleship in high regard because we firmly believe that the enduring mission of the church is rooted in the Great Commission. As we aim to know, love, and serve, discipleship becomes the path through which we fulfill this mission. Just as Jesus instructed his followers to make disciples of all nations, we understand that nurturing and guiding others in their faith journey is not just a calling, but a way of embodying the core purpose of the church (Matthew 4:19; Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 9:23, Luke 14:25–33; John 21:17; 2 Timothy 2:2-3 .
5. Actively Participating in Fellowship
We hold dear the fellowship among believers in Christ. An avenue to nurture this community is found in our Growth Groups. Our gatherings are crafted with intention: to nurture shared spiritual growth, encourage authentic bonds and live out the core values that define our church. By participating in these groups, we actively put into practice our central mission to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. (Proverbs 27:17; Acts 2:44; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 15:33; 2 Corinthians 6:14, Ephesians 5:30, Philippians 2:2, Colossians 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 10:24, 1 John 1:3
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6. Serving with Joy
We hold a deep appreciation for serving the Lord and our fellow believers in the context of the local church. This commitment is grounded in the teachings of the Bible, where we are encouraged to love and serve one another (John 13:34-35; 1 Peter 4:10). The local church is where we can best put these principles into action, as it offers a space to use the unique gifts that God has blessed us with. By doing so, we not only help others but also demonstrate the magnificence of God's presence in our lives (Matthew 20:26-28, Matthew 25:35-40, John 15:12, John 17:18, Romans 12:13, Galatians 5:13-14, Galatians 6:10, Philippians 2:1-4, 1 Peter 4:10,
7. Developing Leaders
We highly regard the task of nurturing emerging leaders. We actively look for traits mentioned in the Scriptures: qualities like humility, compassion for others, and the capability to guide others on the path of following Jesus. Our ultimate hope is for our leaders to mirror the integrity of the Apostle Paul, exemplifying traits such as honesty, diligence, a willingness to serve the church body, and to stand on the truth of God's Word.(Exodus 18:21, Proverbs 11:14, Nehemiah 6:9, Luke 22:26, 2 Timothy 2:2, Titus 1:7-9)
8. Reaching the Next Generation
In accordance with the sacred teachings of Psalm 78:6, we hold dear the role of seasoned Christians as shepherds to the younger flock. Our devotion to this principle ignites our zeal to teach our children to know, love, and serve the Lord as well. As the Psalm reminds us, "that the next generation might know the commandments of God, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children." Therefore, we highly value the call to spread the good news, from one generation to the next. (Deuteronomy 6:4–9, 11:13–21; Numbers 15:37–41; Psalm 78:6; Psalm 145:4, Joel 1:3, Joel 2:28-29, Matthew 18:2-6, Mark 10:13-16)