Jesus told his disciples, "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)
Reaching out & building a community of people growing in relationship with Jesus Christ.
We see ourselves becoming a model that inspires and transforms surrounding communities through the love, grace, and truth of Jesus Christ.
Loving God & Loving People:
Our greatest desire is to love God and extend His love, grace, and truth to others as Jesus modeled for us. This will motivate us to be intentional in building relationships. Our ultimate goal in doing this is that others would come to know Jesus personally and desire to live for Him, bringing glory and honor to God.
Matt 22:37-40 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Serving Others & Building Community:
We are passionate about serving others using our God-given gifts and abilities and building community in the process. We believe life change happens best by learning and living life together like God desires for us live. We will do this through Discovery Groups, community service, block parties, fellowship dinners and other events. Discovery Groups meet in homes weekly or bi-weekly and are a wonderful place to build relationships, experience personal growth and joy as we discover the Bible together.
Matt 20:28 “the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve”
Acts 2:42-47 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Making Disciples & Multiplying:
We will be intentional in making disciples, baptizing them, and helping them grow in their relationship with Jesus so that they make new disciples. This will result in developing new leaders, Discovery Groups and churches. We believe this is the best way to reach our community and the world for Jesus.
Matt 28:18-19 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.