To live the fullness of Christ’s life and to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission worldwide through our local assembly of believers by humbly depending on God’s Word (our only source of truth) and by wholly depending on God’s Spirit (our only source of power).
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
The ultimate purpose of any local church should be to bring glory to God. We believe that this is not just a good theological statement, but a practical requirement that affects everything that we do. Jesus is the Head of the church, and we desire to follow His will and accomplish His purposes in a way that please Him and shows our world how great He is.
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
The Lord Jesus never intended for the work of the local church to be done by just a few select people. His plan is for the church to be a training ground for every believer, giving them the equipment they need to live victoriously, encourage one another, and reach the lost world around them.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The Great Commission is more than an end goal; it is an everyday strategy placed in the hands of ordinary disciples that will multiply believers and churches anywhere in the world. Multiplication happens as we reach people with the gospel, baptize them, and teach them to go and do the same. Read more on our Missions page.