STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
To trust God to build His church through us as we are faithful to preach and teach His Word and to live in such a way that others will be drawn to Christ by observing His light in us as we grow deeper in our relationship with Him.
Trust God to Build His Church
In Psalm 127:1 it says "Unless God builds the house, they labor in vain who build it." Our desire is to honor God and to be used of Him (as “living stones” – 1 Peter 2:5) in the building of His church as we follow the principles He has given us in His Word. We acknowledge Him as Lord of the church (Eph. 5:23, Rev. 1-3) and desire to follow His Lordship in every aspect of church life and practice.
Faithful to Preach And Teach His Word
When the Apostle Paul was instructing Timothy as to his role as a Pastor, he admonished him to "Preach the Word"... (2 Tim. 4:2) We believe that God honors His Word! When it is faithfully and unapologetically proclaimed, the Holy Spirit uses it to convict the hearts of men and transform lives. Our desire is to utilize every opportunity possible to preach and teach the "whole counsel of God." (Acts 20:27)
Live In Such A Way That Others Will Be Drawn To Christ
It is not enough just to proclaim God's truth. People need to be able to see it in our lives! In Mat. 5:16, Jesus said, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, Who is in heaven." There must be a uniqueness about our lives that will cause non-Christians to take notice of and give credence to our message. Our desire is to see that our witness for Christ is increasingly more effective as we grow in character and Godliness.
Grow Deeper In Our Relationship with Him
In 2 Peter 3:18, the Apostle Peter says that we are to "...grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..." Christianity is not a religion; it is a relationship! As we focus on Him in worship, communicate with Him in prayer, and gain knowledge of Him by spending time in His Word, our relationship with Him grows deeper and deeper. Our desire is that this church would do more than merely involve people in religious activity, but that we would increasingly deepen our relationships with God.