What We Do
The task of making mature disciples of Jesus Christ is a multi-step process.
The first step is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the members of our community. We define our community as everyone who lives within a reasonable driving distance of our campus. We endeavor to reach these people with the gospel by several avenues, such as special events, Inquirer’s Groups, and personal evangelism.
The goal of these efforts is to encourage people to join the crowd that gathers at our campus each Sunday morning to worship the Lord, our God. It is our prayer that everyone who joins us for worship, whether they are a Christian or not, will encounter the living God in a real and powerful way and will be brought to repentance and faith by his amazing love towards sinners in Jesus Christ.
The third step of making mature disciples is to connect those who regularly join us for worship with other members of the congregation so that deep relationships of mutual encouragement may be developed. We seek to do this primarily through our Small Group ministry. Our small groups meet Sunday evenings, or at some other convenient time, to fellowship, to discuss the sermon form the Sunday morning worship service, and to pray for one another. It is our prayer that these regular gatherings will lead to other connections throughout the week so that our members can honestly say they have shared their lives with one another. We firmly believe every Christian needs such relationships in order to live the Christian life. It is also through such fellowship that we are able to meaningfully respond to one another’s needs.
The fourth step towards maturity is to grow in the knowledge of God’s will and zeal for his glory. We seek to cultivate such growth through our Christian education program. The main component of our CE program are the classes for all ages held prior to our Sunday morning worship service. We also offer adult Bible studies at various locations and times, as well as youth and children programs on Wednesday evening.
The final step towards maturity is to equip and deploy each member of our congregation for his or her work of ministry. We believe every believer is called to support the work of the church according to the gifts he or she has received from God. Therefore, our goal is to have every member of our congregation somehow involved in the process of making mature disciples. For some, this will mean teaching a Sunday school class or leading a small group. But for many others, it will mean speaking a word of encouragement to a young mother or senior member. Whatever it means, we want every member of our congregation using his or her gifts to help us accomplish our God-given task.