It is our desire that as we gather each week to worship God and show our love for Him that in everything He might be glorified and lifted up (1 Corinthians 10:31). We want each part of our service; our words of praise in testimony, our prayers, our giving, our singing, and the preaching and teaching of God's Word, to exalt our Savior for He alone is worthy (Colossians 1:18). We want to be "doers" of God's Word, and not simply "hearers"(James 1:22). We ask God to open our eyes to our own sinfulness so that we may repent and allow God to changes us more and more into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18).
We find that the purpose for which Christ came to this earth was “to save people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). During Christ ministry on this earth, He began calling men and women to follow Him (Matthew 4:18-20). Christ reminded His disciples of the cost of discipleship (Luke 14:25-27). Christ Himself would model what a true disciple would be as He died on the cross for our sins. After His resurrection, Christ last command was to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). It is our desire to be obedient to Christ and make more disciples by being a “witness” (Acts 1:8) to the world around us as we share God’s love with them (John 3:16).
When God saves a person, He saves them into His family (1 John 3:1-2). He adopts them into a family of brothers and sisters (Galatians 4:4-7). As in any family, relationships are vital for the believer's spiritual growth and development (Ephesians 4:11-16). Brothers and sisters stir each other on to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24-25). Brothers and sisters protect each other from dangers both outside and inside the church (Galatians 6:1), and they minister to each other in times of suffering and difficulty (Galatians 6:2). Life outside of family is dangerous, unnecessary and disobedient (1 John 3:11-24). As family, it is our desire to be obedient to the many "one another" commands that our Father has given to us (John 13:34; 15:12, 17; Romans 2:4; 14:13, 19; 15:7, 14; 16:16; 1 Corinthians 12:24; Galatians 5:13, 15; 5:26; Ephesians 4:1-3, 31-32; 5:18-21; Colossians 3:9, 12-16; 1 Thess. 4:15; 5:11; James 4:11; 5:9, 16; 1 Peter 4:7-10; 5:14). We will seek to deepen our current relationships as we develop new ones and avoid anything which would bring division in the family. We will also seek to invite others outside of the family to join us and experience our Father's love.
Jesus' purpose for coming to this earth was to save people from their sins (Matthew 1:21; Luke 19:10; John 3:17) by shedding His blood and dying on the cross (Hebrews 9:22). Three days after His death, Christ would be resurrected thereby conquering death once and for all. With Christ mission completed, He would now return to Heaven and command His church to reach the world with the gospel (John 20:21; Acts 1:8). As Christ ambassadors it is our desire to be obedient to the mission that God has given to us to make and mature disciples (Acts 2:37-47; 14:21-23).