WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE?
The purpose of this church shall be to glorify God as we become more and more a fruit bearing church (Jn. 15:8) bearing the mark of Jesus’ LOVE (Jn. 15:12) both on a corporate and individual level.
We shall strive to understand that the new commandment to love is an impossible task for the natural man to accomplish (I Peter 1:23; Jn. 15:5) but possible only for those who have been born-again of the Holy Spirit (Jn. 3:3; I John 4:7) through FAITH in the PERSON and WORK of the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:8).
This is the Gospel of salvation for all who repent and believe the true gospel (Acts 26:20) and thus are freely JUSTIFIED by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Rom 3:24-25, 4:5). True Biblical justification, however, is never alone (James 2:18) but is always accompanied by good deeds.
Having received Christ Jesus as Lord we strive to continue to live and grow (Colossians 2:6-7) under the Lordship of our Master and Savor (Luke 6:46) in the Holy Spirit’s control / influence and power (Eph. 5:18; Acts 1:8) in the lifelong process of SANCTIFICATION (Philippians 1:6, 3:12-14) as we are continually conformed to the image of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:29, 12:2).
We shall strive to accomplish this through discipleship; the teaching / preaching of the Word of God (2 Tim 4:1-2), through public worship (Col. 3:16), consistent holy living (Col. 1:9-10; Eph. 4:1-3), Christian education (Titus 2:1), life on life ministry, personal evangelism and missionary endeavor (Acts 1:8; I Peter 2:9; Matt. 28:19-20).
We seek to be prepared and prepare as many as possible for that great and glorious day of our Lord’s return, the blessed hope of our salvation… GLORIFICATION! (I Peter 1:8-9; Eph. 1:5-14; Matt. 5:16;)