Our mission is to Make, Mature, & Multiply Faithful Followers of Christ. In short, I am calling this the “3 M’s.” How did Jesus go about making, maturing, multiplying followers? His main strategy was to pick 12 ordinary men, train them for a few years, and then hand it over to them. He saw potential in them, he gave them an opportunity, and was patient with them.
How are we going to Make, Mature, and Multiply faithful followers of Christ? Following the lead of Jesus, we have 7 commitments as a church that serves as our vision:
1. We will cultivate a deeper love for God
2. We will be a loving intergenerational family
3. We will pursue unity focused on Jesus
4. We will nurture marriage and young families
5. We will make disciples who make disciples
6. We will have an outward focus on our local community
7. We will be mission minded for the lost of the world
What did we do in the year 2022? Where is God leading us in 2023?
A new year brings a fresh start. How will you respond to these two words from Jesus this year, “follow me”?
Luke 6:12-16 (NRSV)
12 Now during those days he went out to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, he called his disciples and chose twelve of them, whom he also named apostles: 14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, and James, and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, 15 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Simon, who was called the Zealot, 16 and Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
Luke 6:12-16 (NIV)
12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. 13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: 14 Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, 15 Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, 16 Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.