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Our Church

church distinctives

Our Vision:

To reach all generations for Christ

Our Mission:

In accordance with God's Word, we proclaim the joy of salvation in Christ to a world in need and encourage His followers in their devotion to Him

Core Values:

•Grounded in Scripture – God’s Word is absolute truth. Scripture is our essential foundation for all we believe, teach and practice. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2nd Timothy 3: 16-17)

•Powered by Prayer – Prayer is our life connection with God. Prayer allows flawed and sinful people to connect with a holy, powerful and personal God. Prayer is power for living. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4: 6-7)

•Responding in Worship – Worship is something we do together regularly. It is both an event and a way of life. From singing to serving, we proclaim our love for God and thankfulness to Him in a variety of ways and styles. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. (Romans 12:1)

•Intentional in Discipleship – Disciples follow Christ. They imitate and serve Him. We seek to strategically and fully equip every generation of our church family to follow Christ. “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.” (Matthew 28: 19-20)

•Committed to Evangelism – Our commitment is to make it a priority to reach into all generations and share the gospel (good news) of salvation by grace through faith. Jesus Christ is the Savior, and forgiveness of sins and eternal life is only available through him. We commit to bring this message of hope to Barron County and the rest of the world Christ died to save. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

•Characterized by Love – If love is not characteristic of our church community, it doesn’t matter how well we teach or how excellent our church programming. Christ loved sacrificially and then he said for us to go and do likewise. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13: 34-35)

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