What is our purpose?  Why are we here?
 We are guided and driven by:
The Great Commandments:
Jesus said (quoting Scripture), “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest of the Laws. The second is like it, ‘You must love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ All the Laws and the writings of the early preachers depend on these two most important Laws.” Matthew 22:37-40   (New Life Version)
The Great Commission:
Jesus came and said to them, “All power has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go and make followers of all the nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to do all the things I have told you. And I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” Matthew 28:18-20  (New Life Version)
Based on these Biblical Mandates,
Our Purpose as Christ’s Body is to:
Exalt Christ
Equip believers
Evangelize our community
To exalt is to lift up, make known, glorify, praise.   We exalt Christ in corporate and private worship, Bible reading, and prayer.
To equip is to prepare for action by providing needed tools and skills for the task at hand. We equip believers to live like Jesus and serve Him …
To evangelize is to spread God’s  good news. Our supreme desire is to see as many as possible in our community find new and eternal life in God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.