Mission & Vision | Beliefs | Core Values | Directions
Mission & Vision
Mission: MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS WHO MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” -Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)
Vision: THE 4 L’S
LOVE God and people
The greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. The second greatest commandment is like it-to love people as we love ourselves. To love God and people is top priority for us at First Church. Nothing else matters if we don’t do this.
LEARN how to follow Jesus better
Just because you become a Christian doesn’t mean you’re perfect. We are striving everyday to follow Jesus in a much more perfect way. We can become better followers of Jesus by reading the Bible, talking with God in prayer, worshiping together with His church, and studying with other followers. We do this because we love Jesus.
LIVE as followers of Jesus everyday
It’s one thing to read what God wants us to do; it’s another thing to actually live it. Being a Christian is not just something you check off on Sunday morning because you attended worship. Being a Chri
stian is a lifestyle; it’s the way to live.
LEAD people to follow Jesus
God provides opportunities for us each day to point someone to Jesus. Our job is to be more intentional in doing so. Whether we’re with our friends or family, ordering a meal at our favorite restaurant, or just passing people by on the road, we need to be showing God’s love to everyone.