Vision and Values
Our vision is simply
Connecting people with God!
Equipping people for life!
How does the “God connection” begin? The Bible says, “Anyone who desires to come to God must believe that there is a God, and that he rewards those who seek Him.” Heb. 11:6. The “God connection” begins with a heart prayer of faith, asking Christ to forgive your sins and inviting Him into your life. Eternal life is God’s gift to all who receive Christ.
As you grow in knowing God, let me recommend the Connection Lifestyle Christianity Series for personal growth and developing relationships. These seminars are offered at various times during the year, and they do not have to be taken in any particular sequence.
Connecting with God is a lifelong growth adventure. Come along with us in our quest to be a “community connected with God” and learning to know Him more each day.
“I am the light of the world.
The person who follows me will never live in darkness
but will have the light that gives life.” John 8:12
“. . . let your light shine before men, that they may see your good
deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
Our Purpose . . . Why we exist!
To God be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:21
Our Vision . . . Where we want to go!
A Community . . . Connecting people with God! Equipping people for life!
Our Mission . . . What we do!
EVANGELIZING by communicating God’s love to those without Christ. Acts 1:8
EDIFYING each other to a closer walk with God Romans 14:19; Ephesians 4:12-16
EQUIPPING each believer to know their spiritual gift and discover their life mission. Ephesians 4:12; Hebrews 13:20-21
Our Core Values . . . How we live!
We value CHRIST as the Head of the Church. We adore and honor Him, and yield our will, control, and ownership of the church to Him.
We value WORSHIP of God who is present among us. Our ultimate priority is to love God with our entire being and with all our strength every minute of every day and to regularly gather together to worship Him.
We value the BIBLE as God’s inerrant Word. The Bible is the core content of all our teaching and daily guide for practical living.
We value PRAYER as God’s plan for a personal relationship with Him. Prayer is essential in all our endeavors resulting in spiritual power, oneness and changed lives.
We value PEOPLE and changed lives as our mission. Only Christ brings permanent change and transformation of a person’s life. People need to be reclaimed, redeemed, reconciled, restored, revived, and renewed. Property, facilities, and financial resources are of secondary value to the eternal worth of a human life.
We value lifelong GROWTH resulting in spiritual maturity. New life in Christ is immediate, but growth to Christ likeness is a process requiring time and patience rather than spiritual short cuts or quick formulas. We value training believers in life-style Christianity to impact their sphere of influence in the community, nation and world.
We value COMMUNITY in Christ. Each person is of eternal worth and value, therefore, we extend love, forgiveness, acceptance, mutual care and encouragement to each other as we hold one another accountable to Christ.
We value SPIRITUAL GIFTS given to every believer to serve as a minister. Pastors train and equip, each believer ministers producing unity in diversity and spiritual reproduction. Our spiritual impact is directly proportionate to the mobilization of every believer to be filled with the Spirit and exercise their spiritual gift toward a clear God-given mission and vision.