Vision and Purpose
We have articulated a vision for our church from the Scriptures that makes all the difference in the purpose for which we live. By a church vision, we mean thinking rightly about God. And by our purpose, we mean living accordingly.
We have said it this way: “A biblical vision of God leads us to the gospel purpose of Christ.”
As a church we have set our sights on 3 inseparable biblical themes in Scripture (our Biblical Vision of God):
The glory of God – passionately prizing the Father’s glory.
The cross of Christ – unashamedly embracing Jesus and His cross.
Life-transformation by the Spirit – dependently pursuing the Spirit’s transformation of life.
That biblical vision does not lead us to a static, sheltered, or retreating life in this world. Rather, the vision of God we have from Scripture leads us to Christ’s mission (purpose) for us as His church (our Gospel Purpose in Christ):
Drawing in – prayerfully striving to be used by God to draw in the lost.
Building up – diligently planning to be built up.
Sending out – purposefully living as a ‘sent one’.