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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to glorify God by following the Scripture alone as the final authority in faith and practice. By the grace of God, we seek to live faithful lives as disciples of Jesus Christ before a lost and dying world.

We seek to do so in the following three ways:

Worship:
We strive to honor God through a God-centered and reverent worship. We believe that God desires all men to worship Him in "spirit and truth", and that He has told us how that is done in His Word. We desire our worship to be interesting and meaningful, but we make no effort to entertain. The following elements will be present in our worship:
  • The singing of hymns which direct our thoughts toward the greatness of God and lift our hearts in praise to Him.
  • The regular reading of holy scripture.
  • The preaching of the Word of God. We believe in the centrality of preaching in God's worship. We believe that while all scripture ought to be preached, our emphasis should be upon the center of God's revelation to man found in the Person and work of Jesus Christ.
  • Prayer to God for His mercy and grace upon our church and other churches around the world.
Evangelism:
We purpose to reach out to our community and bring to men and women the good news of the free forgiveness of sin through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Life without God is empty, without meaning and without hope. The only true and lasting solution to our moral problem is found in God's salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ alone has the grace and power to transform our sinful lives and to prepare us for the world to come.

Edification:
God desires all of His people to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. This growth comes through instruction in the scriptures, prayer, and fellowship with God's people in the church. We believe that church life should be central in the life of every believer. Christian growth should be seen in a life pleasing to God and in selfless service, one to another, and to the world in which we live.

We desire to grow, not only in our understanding of the scripture, but also in our devotion to and conformity to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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