WE ARE ALL ABOUT JESUS!
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the eternal Word made flesh, supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He is perfect in nature, teaching and obedience. He is fully God and fully man. He was always with God and is God. Through Him all things came into being and were created. He was before all things, and in Him all things hold together by the word of His power. He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born over all creation, and in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily. He is the only Savior for the sins of the world, having shed His blood and died a vicarious death on Calvary’s cross. By His death in our place, He revealed the divine love and upheld divine justice, removing our guilt and reconciling us to God. Having redeemed us from sin, on the third day, He rose bodily from the grave, victorious over death and the powers of darkness and, for a period of 40 days, appeared to over 500 witnesses, performing many convincing proofs of His resurrection. He ascended into heaven where, at God’s right hand, He intercedes for His people and rules as Lord over all, awaiting His return. He is the Head of His body and the Church and should be adored, loved, served and obeyed by all.
Jesus died the death we should have died in order to give us a life we never deserved.
WE HAVE A BIG VIEW OF GOD
We gladly affirm the sovereignty of God, His providence over creation and election of believers apart from any merit of their own; the irresistible grace of God provided for and preceding the faith of the individual; the sufficiency of God’s grace apart from which every person is dead in sin and wholly defiled in all his/her faculties of soul and body; the efficacy of Christ’s death for all those who believe in Him by grace; the safe-guarding of all those for whom Christ died for eternal life. We are humbled by these truths and seek to communicate them in a way that glorifies God and edifies His people. We are committed to loving and welcoming attenders who remain unconvinced of these doctrines.
WE PREACH THE BIBLE
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13). Typically we preach through entire books of the Bible in order to tell how each one points to Jesus. In a culture where many claim to know "Jesus" we believe it is important to understand who Jesus is through His word.
WE ARE MISSIONARIES
We take seriously Jesus’ “Great Commission” to “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:18-20). We are committed to living everyday life with Gospel intentionality, learning to live normal life as missionaries seeking to make, mature and multiply disciples. As a church we do not seek endless growth but are committed to reproducing like- minded churches. We believe the Gospel should impact all of life. We do not believe in isolating ourselves unnecessarily from the surrounding culture. Instead, we believe that God has given His people, in creation and in salvation, a mandate to shape the culture rather than be shaped by it. Each member
WE ARE A FAMILY
We beleive a Christian has more in common with a believer in Niger Africa then a non-believing biological family member. So we take church membership/partnership seriously. Members are individuals who have been saved by Jesus, baptized, and are committed to being an active part of a local church by giving of their time, talents, and treasure in support of accomplishing the mission. We care, pray, grieve, and celebrate with each other.
WE GIVE GENEROUSLY
We believe it's more blessed to give than receive. It is an honor to sacrifice for Jesus and His church by giving of our time, talent, and treasure consistently, sacrificially, and joyfully as the scripture prescribes.
We want to be a family who celebrates the gospel and each other! We should take God, His Word, and His Mission seriously, however we can have fun while we are participating. The tomb is empty! Let us eat, drink, and be merry because in Christ we have been brought from death to life. During our gatherings you may be challenged, brought to tears, or laughter. Embrace the journey. May we be known for our joy, hospitality, and excitement found only in the gospel.
WE ARE A HOME FOR THE STRUGGLING
At Mission we are very self aware from our leadership to our membership that we apart from Christ are broken, often rebellious, and not "ok." We fight to be a home for the suffering, the addict, the doubter, the ill, and the struggling. Christ frees us to be authentic, honest, and vulnerable without the fear of shame. We want to be a people who continually point each other toward a bigger, better, brighter future in Christ. Until then may we breathe grace into the messiness of each others lives. Our attitude toward returning sinners isn’t a judgmental, “Where have you been?” It’s a joyful, “Welcome home.”