The clear direction of where we're going is guided by our Mission, Vision, and Values.
Our mission is to lead others to thrive in Jesus
This mission statement is derived from Jesus words when he told his closest followers to "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" in the Great Commission.
At the core of who we are, we want to be leading others to thrive in the ways of Jesus.
Our vision is to encourage each other - young & old - to EXPERIENCE Jesus, DEVELOP our God given gifts, and SERVE the surrounding communities.
This is how we will accomplish our mission.
1. We get to encourage each other to experience Jesus through prayer and learning. Prayer when we gather, but also at home and with others. Learning when we gather, but also at home and with others.
2. We get to encourage each other to develop our God-given gifts. You can include the fruits of the spirit in with that and what we could perceive as our natural talents. Don't be deceived, God gives us everything good comes from God.
3. We get to encourage each other to serve the surrounding communities. When Jesus walked around, he served the needs of wherever He walked and we strive to do the same.
It's impossible to embolden all of our values, but here is a quick snapshots and quick highlights to paint a little more clear picture of our values.
Simply put, values are attributes to become:
HONORING // We will honor Christ and His church with integrity.
UNIFYING // We will be a part of unifying with other communities who profess Jesus as Lord.
LAUGHING // We will have fun together, not taking ourselves too seriously to have fun.
SERVING // We will serve God and our communities.
GENEROUS // We will be irrationally generous. It’s more blessed to give than receive.
DO ANYTHING // We will do anything short of sin to reach people who don’t know Jesus.
BRINGING THE BEST // We always bring our best. Excellence honors God and inspires people.
SACRIFICIAL // We give up things we love for things we love even more.
CONTRIBUTING // We are spiritual contributors not spiritual consumers.
OUTSIDE REACHING // We prioritize reaching lost people outside the four-walls of the church.
FAITH-FILLED // We are faith-filled, big-thinking, & bet-the-farm risk takers when God is moving us.