Our Purpose

Our purpose is to see people saved, lives changes and Jesus glorified. We believe this is best accomplished by a very simple mission statement: “Be The Church.” We want to be God’s people as we gather for worship, study and fellowship on the Lord’s Day. We want to be God’s people as we live incarnationally in the community, our workplaces and our homes. We do so by:

  1. Genuine Conversion
    God calls, elects, chooses and saves yet His divine sovereignty in no way diminishes man’s responsibility. Man must repent of sin and trust in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sin. We invite men and women and boys and girls “to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4)
  2. Authentic Worship
    The gospel changes our devotion and desires. Therefore, the church gathers each Lord’s Day to rehearse the gospel, praise God, and to be instructed and equipped for ministry through the preaching and teaching of the inerrant Scriptures.
  3. Committed Membership
    We believe in church membership. Membership is a formal commitment to a local church for divinely given purposes: receiving and giving instruction in God’s Word (1 Tim 4:13; 2 Tim 4:2), serving and edifying one another (Rom 12:3-8; 1 Co. 12:4-31; 1 Pet 4:10-11), participating in the ordinances, and proclaiming the gospel (Matt 28:18-20). The biblical basis of membership is seen in examples such as the number of people in the early church (Acts 2:41, 47; 5:14; 16:5), the establishment of church government (1 & 2 Tim, Titus), the context of the epistles, and the exhortation to church discipline (1 Cor 5, Titus 3:10-11).
  4. Consistent Discipleship
    We ask the Lord’s people to gather weekly. Church is mandated by God as revealed in His Word. We encourage multi-generational involvement in Bible study classes for the purpose of instruction and fellowship. The Bible says “as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” We have weekly Bible study most Wednesday nights, along with a time of prayer. We have a monthly churchwide prayer meeting. We also encourage personal “quiet times” with the Lord in His Word and in prayer.
  5. Personal Evangelism
    Like Jesus, we want to seek those who are lost. We want to direct men and women to Jesus who saves us, changes us, gives us peace, hope and certainty. We ask each member to focus on one person a year. We call that emphasis “One Life.”
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