Reach

goals

"I press toward the goal for the prize of the

upward call of God in Christ Jesus."


Philippians 3:14

Reaching up Toward God

There is an emphasis for our worship on Sunday morning to be God-centered. Scripture is read and/or recited. The songs we sing are centered on the greatness of our awesome God and Savior as opposed to being focused on ourselves and how we feel. The teaching is focused upon knowing God more than upon our felt needs.  And as a result, the Lord addresses our needs in relevant ways as we "seek Him first."

Reaching around one another

This is the second most important thing we do as a church body. Much emphasis is placed upon small groups, including Men's Discipleship groups, In-Depth Bible Studies, Men's and Women's meetings, Youth Groups, and more. There's something here for everyone! These small groups are where love, pray for, care for, submit to, admonish, bear the burdens of, and encourage one another.  Of course we are never to neglect our personal responsibility to make a meal, send a card, place a phone call and pray for a brother or sister in need.

reaching out to others

Third in our priority is reaching out to others. After we have connected with God and been strengthened by His body, we are to export His love to the lost and needy of our world.

The missions groups we support are an extension of our hands and hearts to the needs of our community, nation, and world. We have the opportunity for "hands-on" involvement through many of the things we do, from being part of a mission trip to Mexico, collecting diapers and baby items for a crisis pregnancy ministry to food drives to feed the hungry in our community. As we march to the Lord's orders toward the future, let us seek His direction so that we can both corporately and individually be an active part of every aspect of this vision. 

 Our desire is

  • To live out our faith in Jesus
  • To worship the Lord
  • To learn more about God by studying the Bible
  • To encourage each other through love and good works
  • To communicate the love of Christ to the world around us

Worship


  • WE BELIEVE that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is God's love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to say we are Christians.
  • WE BELIEVE that worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the Holy Spirit to direct our worship service.
  • WE BELIEVE that worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give a place of importance to music in our worship service.
  • WE BELIEVE that worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, in our services we emphasize the teachings of the Word of God, so that He might instruct us on how He would be worshiped.
  • WE BELIEVE that worship of God is fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the greatest evidence that we are truly worshiping Him.