Glad you're here! This page is so important for the future of our congregation. Maybe you will become part of this exciting transformation with us.
When we talk of the future, we must not forget the past. While we expect many things to change, there are some things that must stay the same.
- Our Message: we will always preserve and preach the good news of God's grace and forgiveness for sinners under God's wrath through faith in Jesus Christ and his substitutionary death for mankind.
- Our Mission: Jesus defined the mission of the church before it ever began: "go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19-20). All this is done to fulfill our purpose: to glorify God in everything.
- Our Motive: "Do everything in love" (1 Corinthians 16:14). Everything we do, if it's not motivated by and performed in love, is meaningless. So our love for Jesus compels us to love people like he did.
This list will change and update as our goals progress and as new goals are formed. Here's what's happening now and next:
- Selling our land and building. We're nearly at the finish line on this foundational step. Once we finalize the sale, then we can start building on this foundation.
- Multiplying leadership. We're changing the way our ministry operates by multiplying and empowering leaders at every level. This is where you come in. What are you excited to do for God's kingdom and glory? How can you serve Jesus, the Church, and our community? We're searching for faithful servants to join us on our journey.
- Changing our mindset and approach. The era of "come-sit-see" churches is over. It's easier to stay home, log-in, and see. What makes the local church powerful and irreplaceable is the community, relationships, and sharing the life of Jesus together. This is what the church was initially (see Acts 2). Somewhere along the way we forgot that Jesus said "go," and we started telling the world to "come" to us instead. Our approach to reaching others with the life Jesus provides needs to shift from come-sit-see, to go-tell-be. Instead of building a barn and waiting for the sheep to wander in, we need to go search for Jesus' lost sheep.