We will accomplish our mission by Reaching people for Christ, Growing them in the faith, and Sending them to serve God. In order to do this we commit ourselves to practicing the following six discipleship habits:
As Christians we believe that God calls us to share our faith with people in both word and deed. It is important to be able to give witness to our faith in a way that is winsome, articulate, and natural. If we can't, then "How are they to believe in him in whom they have not heard?" Romans 11:14
As Christians we believe that prayer needs to be at the heart of all we do. As it pertains to our goal of reaching people for Christ we always want to be in prayer about who God would want us to share our faith with. We will ask the Lord to put certain people on our hearts and then we will begin to pray for opportunities to share our faith with them.
As Christians we believe that it is important to be with people in their time of need. Just as our Lord was filled with compassion for people who were broken and hurting so too are we to be as well. It is important for us to meet people's needs in their times of difficulty. The key to care is showing up.
As Christians we believe that studying God's Word is essential to growing in the Christian faith. The Bible teaches us all we need to know about God and how to live a life that is pleasing to him; therefore we commit ourselves to regular engagement in the Word of God through our worship, small group Bible Studies, and our personal devotions.
As Christians we believe that it is important to invite other people into our lives. Our God came to be "with-us" in Jesus Christ. Likewise, Jesus invited twelve men to be "with-him" in his life and he forever changed the world. Our God is a "with-me" God and we are called to be his "with-me" people. We make it our aim to invite people to be with us in our work, play, families, and in our ministries. How else can people be loved and come to love God unless we invite them to be in our lives? We are God's instruments for imparting his mercy and grace.
As Christians we believe that God has a mission for each of our individual lives and it requires that we be sent into the world to minister in the name of Jesus Christ. As a church it is our responsibility to equip believers in their faith by helping them to identify their gifts and talents for ministry, for the purpose of putting them them to use in the church and in the world. Just as Jesus equipped and sent out his disciples to minister the love of God to the world so too do we.
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