Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' Matthew 22:37-39.
God has shown us much love and gave us the gift of salvation by grace through His Son Jesus Christ. In response to His love and compassion, we are determined to love Him with everything we have in worship, praise, and obedience to His word.
We are convinced the other best way to show our gratitude to God is loving all peoples not just by words of mouth but demonstrated in deeds from the depth of compassion from our heart.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9.
The preaching of the gospel is important. We will give ourselves to the word and prayers. The heartbeat of God is soul winning and Jesus’ instruction is to go into the world, evangelize and preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God. Much more, our passion is to reach out to the people with the grace we have received. We are on a mission with the saving, strengthen, and living grace of God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We have received the gospel of grace and compassion and not of condemnation.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen Matthew 28:20.
The focus of our church is on discipleship to help people fall in love with Jesus, training and teaching them to discover and encounter God. The leadership effort is about reproducing emerging leaders and bringing out the best in people which can be realized by Identifying calling and gifting.
At the core, relationship based discipleship is about helping people transition into Kingdom life and experience radical transformation.
All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need Acts 2:44-45.
The mission is about the people who make up the community. The building block is the family: husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, children, and singles. Our focus is building a healthy community, people that are God-fearing, filled with the joy of salvation, and loving one another.
We have a sense of responsibility to our community in “what we can give” and not “what we are expecting to receive.”
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation 1 Peter 2:11-12.
We desire to please God and glorify Him in whatever we say or do here on earth. In glorifying God, we acknowledge His greatness and give Him honor by praising and worshiping Him, primarily because He, and He alone deserves to be praised, honored, and worshiped. God’s glory is the essence of who He is by nature, and we give glory to Him by recognizing that essence. The essence of our being is to manifest His fruits that others will see and give God all the glory.