Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to Glorify God by being Disciple Making Disciples


Christ-Centered Worship, 

Christ-Centered Serving, 

Christ-Centered Relationships & 

Christ-Centered Witness.

Whether local or global the Church has one mission: To make disciples who make disciples. Or “Disciple cycles” as the popular Hip Hop artist Lecrae describes it. Regardless of how it is communicated, unpackaged or put into writing, this is the mission that the church has. This is the one primary focus that the church must engage in. The Church must be on mission because its Lord, Jesus Christ, came on a mission and is continuing that mission through His body, the church.

In Colossians 1:19-20 the Apostle Paul outlines the mission of God saying, “For in him, all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of the cross.” The mission of God is to glorify himself by reconciling all things to himself in Christ Jesus. The Church obediently joins The Triune God of the universe in proclaiming freedom and salvation, the Gospel, to all. Its purpose is to exalt Jesus Christ as Savior and obediently submit itself, collectively and individually, to Christ by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit, for the glory of God the Father.

Locally, each body of believers must do the hard work of fleshing out these biblical commands for themselves. In a beautiful display of diversity, God has uniquely wired and called local bodies of believers to work out the commands of making disciple makers in different ways. The difficult task, therein, is prayerfully discerning how God is uniquely calling or called your local body and not simply copying the call of another local body. 

The mission of the church is to make disciple makers, to obediently partner with God the Father in his reconciling mission. This mission of the church is the same for each and every church. The mission of the church is the “what”. The vision of the church is the “how.” Throughout the world, each and every church is to be accomplishing one mission. There should be uncompromising consistency between all churches regarding the “what”. “How” a local church accomplishes that mission is expressed in beautiful diversity. 

Vision Definitions

To be Christ-Centered is to have the glory and fame of Jesus as your life's primary pursuit. He is the image of the invisible God...all things were made by him, through him, and for him (Colossians 1:15-17). He is radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature (Hebrews 1:3a) and He is upholding the universe by the word of his power (Hebrews 1:3b). His name is higher than any other name (Philippians 2:9) and is the only name that we can call upon for salvation (Acts 4:12). The Father loves Him and is well-pleased with him (Mark 1:11), the Spirit glorifies Him (John 16:14) and God's unbreakable purpose in salvation is to make us like Him (Romans 8:29, 2 Corinthians 3:18).

To be Christ-Centered is to have been made new creations by placing our faith and trust in Jesus for salvation (2 Corinthians 5:17). It is believing the gospel, which is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16) and not simply exercising faith to be saved from hell, but living out our saving faith, our faith in the Gospel, day by day for "the righteous shall live by faith" (Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17). It is understanding that the Gospel does not merely save us but also sustains us and will carry us all the way home (1 Corinthians 15:1-3). It is daily taking up your cross (Mark 8:34), laying down your life (Mark 8:35) and living out the implications of the Gospel by the Spirit of Jesus Christ who enables us to obey (Philippians 2:12-13).

As His disciples, or followers, we consider everything else in life a distant second compared to the surpassing worth of knowing Jesus (Philippians 3:8). And when everything else in life takes its rightful place under the Lordship of Christ, everything else is given its proper meaning and purpose. One example of this is marriage. A Christ-Centered marriage is no longer simply a source of pleasure and happiness, but rather the primary relationship I have that exemplifies Christ's relationship with the Church. Pleasure and happiness have their place, and they are good gifts from God, however those good gifts do not compare with knowing more fully the greatest gift that God has given us.

Therefore we must center our lives on Jesus Christ. We must spend our times and focus our attention time and time again on the Gospel. We must live for Christ and the glory of God. We must live in Christ and by the grace he provides. And we must do all things through Christ by the power of His Spirit which He has given to us.

Christ-Centered Worship

We believe that all people, saved and unsaved, are created as worshipers. Christ-centered worshipers are committed to the truth of God’s word, seek to exalt Jesus in every aspect of their lives, and gather regularly with other believers to worship our risen Lord corporately together.

Christ-CEntered serving

We believe that God, through the Holy Spirit, has gifted every believer with gifts to serve the body of Christ. Furthermore, God has created each of us with unique abilities and passions that we are to use to love and serve those both inside and outside the church for His glory.

Christ-centered Relationships

We believe that God has created us for relationships with other believers in which we are bound to and blessed by one another.

christ-centered witness

We believe that all followers of Jesus have been placed in a mission field, by Jesus, to love, serve and share with others the good news of the Gospel. While God may call you one day to go to Africa, he has called you today to be salt and light for Him where you already are.