Mission, Goals and Objectives
The supreme mission of our church and so also of every individual believer, is to Glorify God and and to Serve Him forever (Eph. 3:21; Rom. 11:36; 1 Pet. 4:11).
Our Goals are to Serve God and bring Glory to Him
These are God-ordained goals established in Scripture for the local church, which are set forth in the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20).
Evangelization of the Lost
We strive to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ by reaching the lost both at home and abroad (Rom. 1:14-16; 1Thess. 1:8; Acts. 1:8).
We seek to equip the saints for the work of the ministry in all its aspects, while growing them up (spiritual maturity) in the Lord, encouraging them to use their unique spiritual abilities (Eph. 4:12-16; Col. 1:28-29; Rom 12:5-8). Our Objectives:
Internal Objectives and Functions
1. Instruction in the Word of God-Teaching:
We teach the historic, fundamental truths of Scripture, by which we seek to equip the saints for service, and for the building up of the body of Christ in unity, knowledge of the Son of God, and maturity, measured by the stature of the fullness of Christ, and for protection against the deceitful scheming of Satan (Eph. 4:12-16).
We should endeavor to promote meaningful relationships among believers, expressions of sharing and caring for, and loving one another, warning, motivating and encouraging one another to love and good deeds (Heb. 10:24-25; 13:1-2; Acts. 2:42-47).
We meet regularly for the purpose of expressing worship in prayer, songs of praise, adoration, admonishment, and administering the ordinances of baptism and the Lords supper (Heb. 13:15; Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; 1 Cor. 11:23-24; Matt. 18:19; Acts. 2:42).
To provide the means for developing and exercising spiritual gifts for the edification of the body and evangelization of the lost (Rom. 12 3-8; 1 Pet. 4:10-11)
External Objectives and Functions
We should present the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have never trusted in Jesus Christ as their Savior and to encourage them to trust in Him (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts. 1:8; Thess. 1:2-10).
2. Holy Behavior:
To live Holy lives in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation acting as salt and as lights in the world (Phil. 2:15; Matt. 5:13-14; 1 Pet. 2:11-15; Col. 4:5)
3. Showing Mercy:
We should do good to all men whenever there is the opportunity and the means to do so (Gal. 6:10; Luke 10:29-37).
Our mission, goals and objectives set forth our philosophy of the local church and its ministry. This in turn must form the foundation for our thinking and activities as a body of people. It directs us in what we ought to be doing. Anything which does not contribute to this philosophy of our mission, goals and objectives should then be either corrected, rejected or alleviated from the activities of our church.