The mission of Christ's Church is to Know Christ, Grow In Christ, and Show Christ to the world.
Matthew 28:18-20 "Then Jesus came to them and said, '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."
MISSION, VISION & PROGRAMING ALIGNMENT:
Our desire is to live out the teachings of Jesus as found in the Holy Scriptures. This means our mission (what we accomplish), Our Vision (who we want to become) and our programming (what we do to accomplish our mission and vision) must be in alignment with Jesus teachings.
Step #1 KNOW
Mission: To disciple people to KNOW Jesus Christ
Vision: For each person to KNOW Jesus Christ
Programming: To provide an atmosphere of communion with God each Lord's Day that encourages believers and non-believers KNOW Christ by proclaiming the Lord's death for our sins.
Step #2 GROW
Mission: To Disciple people to GROW in Christ
Vision: For each person to be GROWing in Christ
Programming: To provide an informal atmosphere for spiritual growth via friendships, prayer, and Bible study in weekly home GROW Groups.
Step #3 SHOW
Mission: To disciple people to SHOW Christ to the world around them.
Vision: For each person to be SHOWing Christ to the world around them.
Programming: To provide organized opportunities for each person to SHOW Christ to the world around them by using their God given abilities to serve others.
Repeat the Cycle:
Our hope is to make disciples, baptize them into Christ and then teaching them to obey everything He commanded through three simple steps: KNOW, GROW & SHOW. Once they KNOW Him they should begin to GROW in Him. As they GROW in Him they should begin to SHOW Him to the world. And when the message of Christ's love is SHOWn, it will lead new people to KNOW Him and start the process all over again in a new person.