Jesus. Our hope and joy are bound up fully in Him.
Though all have sinned against the creator God
- and all deserve punishment for their sin,
God loved us enough to become one of us,
living the life we ought to have lived,
and dying the death we deserved to die.
He rose from the dead on the third day,
conquering death in our place.
We gladly accept the good news ("Gospel") that what happened to Jesus counts for those who believe and repent (turning away from rebellion to Him).
Those who believe are forgiven, given eternal life, adopted as children of God, and are transformed from the inside out to be more and more like Jesus.
By faith in Jesus we enjoy what Jesus deserves since Jesus suffered what we deserved on a cross.
For God's Glory we will:
Evangelize the lost (invite all to receive the free gift of salvation from Jesus)
Encourage Christ-followers to a deeper walk (being transformed by Jesus and taking joy in who He is and what He's done)
Equip Christ-followers to win and serve
By Continually Planting with the Gospel:
We'll take the beautiful news of what Jesus has done wherever we go and in whatever we do.
We're ensuring all our ministries and leaders are shaped by the Gospel,
and praying that the Spirit of Jesus will cause it to take root in hearts
causing it to bear the fruit of:
and Christ-like love for God and people.
For God's glory we will have maximum impact in our world by seeing lives changed in their depth of love for God and people.