“Doesn’t every church already have its mission?” That’s true! Boiled down, every church’s mission is the “Great Commandment,” to Love God above all else, and the “Great Commission,'” given by Jesus at the end of His ministry, to go make disciples of all the nations.
So we, along with every other church, designs our mission statement from those two “GC’s” and re-purposes them for our unique place in time, geography and culture. Therefore our mission Statement is:
“Reaching people where they are and transforming their lives through Christ to impact the world for Him.”
The three key components are Reaching, Transforming, and Impacting.
Reaching: We consider this a personal calling. This call invites us to use our unique gifts, talents, and imagination (along with compassion and creativity) to reach out to our family, friends, and neighbors to share with them the hope of Jesus in us. That this “good news” is the greatest gift we could ever give another and has the power to literally change lives for eternity.
Transforming: Jesus was very clear, He said, “Follow me.” That means we seek to follow His example, walk in His ways, learn from His teaching, and become more and more like Him, even if this means following Jesus in hard places. As we see Him better, and are transformed more into His likeness, we believe this is the process that fuels our compassion and energy for ‘Reaching’ and ‘Impacting.’
Impacting: The Lord’s Prayer says, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done…” Jesus came not only to rescue us from our sins, but He also came to establish His kingdom and redeem what He once called, “very good.” We take our role as ambassadors in His Kingdom very seriously and seek to establish its presence here and now. Acts of justice, kindness, influence, and courage bring love and light to a dark world. They assist in literally establishing an outpost of Jesus’ Kingdom here and now.
Our Mission acts as our “North Star” to constantly remind us where we are going. Our Values act as our rudder helping us make decisions that keep us moving and on course. Click here to see our Values…