What is our purpose?
We exist to magnify the worth of God by exalting our Savior, equipping the saints, and extending Christ's kingdom.
There are many ways that you can join us in carrying out this purpose. To this end, we encourage each person to commit to involvement in one of each of of these areas: corporate worship, small gathering, in-church service, and outreach.
To experience God’s presence and work, hear his welcome and word, and respond with worship, prayer, and thanksgiving.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need (Acts 2:42-45).
To strengthen our life together as members of Christ's body and to echo and reinforce in our daily lives the formation we receive in our Sunday morning corporate worship.
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved (Acts 2:46-47).
To care for and disciple our church family toward a deeper love for Christ and a life surrendered in obedience to him.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love (Ephesians 4:15-16).
To reach those locally and globally, seeking to meet their physical and spiritual needs with the good news of and by the power of Jesus Christ.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).
What is our Vision Prayer?
Ask, seek, and knock, for God to develop us into a community of worshippers that bears much fruit as we live and proclaim the gospel with authenticity and passion.
What are our Values?
Our values help us to bridge the gap between a broad vision prayer and our purpose. They help us to focus on what is most important and apply what we believe the Lord has called us to do in His Word.
PREACH the truth and authority of God’s Word.
SHEPHERD individuals and families toward maturity in Jesus Christ.
REST in the completeness of God’s sovereignty.
What are our Goals?
Our goals stem from our purpose to magnify the worth of god by exalting his name, equipping his saints, and extending his kingdom. We believe these goals give us objectives to work toward as we seek God to carry out his purposes in us and through us.
Pray and work toward ever greater magnification of God's worth by the exaltation of His Name in our corporate services.
Design and implement methods and resources to aid in the development of personal and family worship between Sundays.
Clarify the unity among and increase congregational awareness of the scope of our equipping opportunities that range from Starting Point, to regular Sunday school and Adult Bible Fellowships, AWANA, FLOCKS, and small groups, to the four distinct emphases in our Ministry Training Academy, all toward establishing a culture of personal and corporate spiritual reproduction.
Pray toward, pursue, and encourage a biblically-rooted, Spirit-enabled, faith, obedience, and love that exhibits God's purpose for the church.
Design and pursue evangelistic opportunities that facilitate a clear and present gospel witness in Warrenville, bridging any bridgeable gap between church and community.
Design and implement a church planting model that produces, as God enables, one new or refreshed congregation every five years.
As an ongoing effort, identify and give attention to at least the top three current needs that could enhance our ministry effectiveness.