Mission, Purpose and Identity

Our Mission

 
Is To Do Our REPS:
Reach (those missing from God’s Family)
Enfold (them into the life of our church)
Prepare (us for ministry)
Sent (out into our mission fields)
 

Our Identity

 

Our denominational roots can be traced back to 1860. It can be described in a number of ways:

  • Scriptural – We believe in the authority of the Old and New Testaments as the basis for life’s choices and life’s direction.
  • Evangelical – We believe in the “new birth” of believers, through faith in the sin-bearing work of Jesus Christ.
  • Wesleyan – We believe in a theology that wholly embraces both God’s sovereignty and grace, and in our accountability to one another.
  • Holiness – We believe God’s Holy Spirit will transform the self-centered hearts of every Christian who sincerely seeks renewal.
  • Free – We believe God wants to set us free from all fears and sins that put us in bondage.
 

Our Purpose

 

To accomplish our mission we intentionally strive to balance the biblical purposes for which we exist:

 
1. Reach
We believe that people who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ matter to God and therefore to us. As such we seek ways to share with others God’s grace, love and forgiveness.
 
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2. Enfold
Following Christ is not just a matter of believing, it also includes belonging. God puts us in a spiritual family, called the church, in order to help one another. We also try to help each individi8al grow deeper in their spiritual journey of faith
 
 
 
 
.3. Prepare
God gives each believer at least one spiritual gift for ministry. We offer a class on discovering one’s spiritual gift; then help individuals find areas of service in order to use their gift.
 
 
 
4. Send
There is no better place to offer praise and model worship than together as a group in church. The Bible tells us that God inhabits the praise of His people. Joining together for worship, listening to a message on applying God’s Word to our every day lives helps us be prepared to be sent our into our personal mission fields seeking to make a kingdom difference.