To be a community of faith where people can experience a new and abundant life in Jesus Christ.
“Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their numbers… (Acts 2:46-47)
“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10b)
Background to Vision Statement
Maybe your life up until now has been a series of one challenge or difficulty after another. And you’re wondering if this is all there is, all you have to look forward to. But the good news is that there’s the hope and promise of a new life, a different life, a better life, in Jesus Christ.
Or maybe you’ve made some bad decisions and done things that you now regret in your life. And you’re wondering if you can ever escape them; or if those mistakes and bad decisions will haunt you and follow you forever. But the good news is that God has forgiven us through the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And with that forgiveness the slate is wiped clean, and we have a fresh start and a new beginning.
Or maybe you’ve had to face significant illness, injury, or physical challenges in life. You, too, wonder if this is all there is or ever will be. But the good news is that there is healing and wholeness and hope in Jesus Christ. Or perhaps everything has actually gone extremely well for you in life up until now. You’re healthy, successful, and have achieved many, if not all, of your goals. But it’s still not enough. A sense of meaning and personal fulfillment still eludes you. Well, the good news is that true meaning and fulfillment in this life can only be found in Jesus Christ, not ourselves. Christ calls us to a new life in him; a life that is not merely focused on ourselves or our own needs, wants, and desires. Instead, he calls us to love others as much as we love ourselves. And what we discover is that, by loving and serving others, we are actually loving and serving God at the very same time. And THAT is a life truly worth living!