Our Mission

Maybe you have noticed the “small print”, the words under our church name in the logo. Maybe not. Here is a larger version of the logo:

 

We’re not perfect, so if you are not perfect, you have found a church that will happily welcome you and have a place for you. We are trying to live these three words in everything we do as a church:

Worship

Worship God in church, at home, with our families, and through our lives and lifestyles. We try to worship everywhere; in everything we do.

John 4:23-34 NLT
But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. 24 For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.

Serve

Serve God and serve each other. At church, at home, at work, and participating in small groups and ministry teams at church. We were designed by God to serve and we will find our great sense of happiness and fulfillment, not in what we receive, but in what we give to others. Jesus Christ set an amazing example of service for us, and the Apostle Paul tells us to do the same.

Philippians 2:1-5 NLT
Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

Reach

The church is given an amazing job and overwhelming task to love and reach the world – both the world around us through our neighbors and community, and the rest of the globe. We intentionally fulfill this command by reaching into our community to bless our neighbors and those we don’t know, and we support missionary efforts in the larger church community and worthwhile causes to reach the rest of the world.

Mark 16:15-16 NLT
And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. 16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.

Mark 12:29-31 NLT
Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ 31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

 

Note from the Pastor

You were made by God to do more than just suffer, exist or survive. You were made to thrive and fulfill God’s purpose through the gifts and personality He has given you. I believe this with all my heart.

If you haven’t found fulfillment in this life, you may be missing out in one of these three critical areas that the New Testament teaches as core responsibilities for Christians. But if you worship, and serve your community and help reach your world, I believe you will find fulfillment and a place for your unique gifts and purpose.

– Pastor Scott