What We Do — Our 5 Pursuits

We exist to glorify God (Rom 11:36; Eph 3:9, 21; 1 Pet 4:11) by loving God unreservedly (Mt 22:36-38), loving people sacrificially (Mt 22:39-40), and by making disciples purposefully (Mt 28:18-20) through elevating Jesus Christ and the gospel, establishing biblical leadership, evangelizing the lost to life in Christ alone, edifying the Body to maturity, and equipping the saints to serve (1 Pet 2:9; Eph 4:11b; Mk 8:35).

1. Elevating Jesus Christ and the gospel (Rom 1:16-17; 1 Cor 3:11; 2 Cor 5:17-19; Col 1:18)

  • Keeping Jesus and the gospel as our main thing through preaching and teaching
  • Keeping Jesus and the gospel as our main thing by regularly focusing on our vision and mission

2. Establishing biblical leadership (for) (Acts 2:42-47; 4:32-35; 1 Tim 1:1-6:21; 2 Tim 1:1-4:22; Titus 1:1-3:15)

  • Preaching—Developing men for preaching the Word of God
  • Care—Developing people to help others care well for one another
  • Administration—Developing people to lead well with integrity
  • Missions—Developing people to assist others to participate in evangelism, church planting, and biblical social engagement
  • Discipleship—Developing people to teach others the Word of God
  • Family—Developing people to help others in fostering the spiritual development of children, students, and families
  • Worship & Arts—Developing people to lead others in worshiping and displaying the beauty of God in various ways

3. Evangelizing the lost to life in Christ alone (Mt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 4:11-12)

  • Going into our community to build genuine relationships through which we share the gospel
  • Going on short-term mission trips both locally and abroad

4. Edifying the Body to maturity (Mt 16:13-20; 18:15-20; 1 Cor 5:1-13; 2 Cor 2:5-11; Eph 4:11-16; Heb 10:24-25)

  • Helping members make being together a priority
  • Helping members protect our Christian witness in the world
  • Helping members love one another through fellowship fun events

5. Equipping the saints to serve (Mt 28:18-20; Eph 4:11-16)

  • Training members to serve & love one another
  • Training members to follow Jesus in everyday life
  • Training members for short-term mission trips, becoming missionaries, and church planting