Being obedient to God’s mandate to love God and others as stated in Matthew 22:37-39. Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’.”
We seek to love God and love others by:
Using the gifts present in our church to reach out to others in the community. [1 Corinthians 12: 4-7]
Being service-minded: seeking the mind of Christ, who humbled himself to the point of the cross [Philippians 2]
Seeking justice as a spiritual discipline [Isaiah 58: 6-7] and desiring it as righteousness [Micah 6:8]
Acting as preservatives through the sharing of the hope that is in Christ and giving all glory to God for the work we do. [Matthew 5:13-16]
A church that does not shy away from the discomfort of reaching outside of our body of believers.
The hope we have experienced in Christ should not be kept to ourselves and that our identity in Christ ought to move us to action with an outward focus.
Blessings in a BackPack
Youth at Assisted Living Facility
Realizing that our mission is for others to know and receive the love of Christ because that is what gives glory to Him