The mission of the church is to increase love for God and neighbor. Jesus teaches this in the Great Commandment:
“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.'”
– Matthew 22:36-39
We live this mission out by growing in our love of God through worship (including baptism and communion) and spiritual disciplines such as Bible study, prayer, and fasting. We grow closer to our neighbors through service, such as feeding the hungry, visiting the sick, and by being generous with our material wealth.
In order to help us live into this mission, we have Five Faithful Practice Teams: Worship, Generosity, Intentional Faith, Hospitality and Mission. For the past several years the following Vision, Purpose and Journey statements have helped keep us focused on our mission.
Uniting our lives with God’s dream for the world.
We seek to live the way Jesus taught us to live, and work toward a day when our church and our world are transformed into God’s coming kingdom.
Uniting new faces as followers of Christ
Because our lives have been changed by God’s love, we want to share that good news with everyone! Through changed lives, we work toward the transformation of the world.
Uniting head, heart and hands for God
It is easy to feel spiritually disconnected in the postmodern world. When a believer’s whole life has God as the Center, the fragmented parts are made whole. This unity is the deepest need of the human heart.