Our mission statement is simply a combination of the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40) and the Great commission (Matthew 28:18-20). God created humanity to have a perfect relationship with Him. We were designed to worship Him and enjoy Him forever. When sin came into the world, that relationship was severed. Through the gift of Christ’s death and resurrection, we can once again know peace with God. The purpose of every person is to love and worship God. The mission of the church is to lead every person to do this. We Love God because He loves us, we Love People because God loves all people, and we Make Disciples because not every person has a relationship with God. As a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, our doctrinal guidelines and church bylaws serve to further reinforce our church’s beliefs.
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37
We believe that God is the Creator of all that exists, and that He Himself has existed eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that God created us to worship Him through community and to give Him glory. We believe that sin has kept us from knowing God and worshiping Him. Even so, God still loves us and He sent His son, Jesus, God in flesh, to live sinlessly on earth and die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin. After three days He was physically resurrected, and now offers a restored relationship with God to all who believe in Him. We believe that salvation is a free gift given to us by God Himself and it must be received personally by faith. We believe the Bible to be God’s Word. It is a true and fully accurate account of God’s love for us. Its purpose is to teach us how to have a relationship with Him, worship Him and bring Him glory. Since we believe these things, we come together as a community to worship Him throughout the week through the studying of His word, through prayer, music, Baptism, and Lord’s Supper.
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39
We believe that Jesus established His Body on earth in the Church. With Him as the head of the body, the Church exists as a community for the purpose of declaring the Gospel and glory of Jesus throughout the world. This community is a part of the kingdom of God here on earth. This means that every believer should be identified with a local body of believers for the purpose of mutual encouragement, spiritual growth and accountability. Since we believe these things, we come together to meet in our Life Groups throughout the week so these things can take place more readily in everyday life.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
We believe that God cares about the salvation of every person. Christ promised that He would build His Church and it would prevail. His plan for building the Church has always been through making disciples. Every believer is called and equipped through the Spirit to be a disciple maker by sharing the gospel with the lost and discipling new believers. The power for making disciples is not centered on the skill of the believer but in the blood of Christ and the work of the Spirit. Since we believe these things, we endeavor to make disciples in our homes, in our community, and throughout the world.