Our Mission & Vision
Worship God. Grow Together. Serve Others. Reach the World.
Our church's logo lays out our church's Mission & Vision. Here's a quick breakdown:
Our primary goal is to worship God. We want everything that we do to draw attention to the glory of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
The most important gathering of our congregation is our worship service held every Sunday at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary. We come together to worship God through singing, prayer, giving, and to hear preaching from God's Word.
We sing songs that are doctrinally rich and filled with the hope of the Gospel of Jesus.
We pray that God would glorify Himself by transforming us into Jesus' image, by enabling us to help our community flourish, and by using us to reach the world.
We give as God blesses us out of obedience to Him to support our church's ministries that reach Mishawaka and the world with the gospel.
We focus on the preaching of God's Word because it is one of the primary means by which God shows us His perfect will and instructs us to live in a way that is pleasing to Him.
Our desire for every individual is spiritual growth in knowledge and in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe that God has called the church to nurture and prepare believers to serve God.
God uniquely gifts each church with pastors and teachers who equip the members of the body to carry out the work of the ministry. The members of the body continue the process of discipleship by mentoring other believers within the church.
We gather together for Sunday School classes at 9:30 am each Sunday to grow in our knowledge of the Word and to strengthen us as we live out our faith.
We study God's Word together in Growth Groups on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm each week. These gatherings reflect a desire to dig deeper into God's Word, grow closer together in community, and to see it applied to our lives on a personal level.
We meet together in small groups and one-on-one settings throughout the week to pray for one another, study the Scriptures, and to encourage one another to live for the glory of God.
As a part of God's family, we serve one another. We don't view service as something to be dreaded; rather, we joyfully and humbly sacrifice our time and our preferences to accomplish God's mission through a unified church.
We serve others with our time, recognizing that God has redeemed us to give to others.
We serve others with our spiritual gifts, embracing and employing the various talents and abilities that are graciously given by the Holy Spirit for the purpose of building up the Body of Christ. We recognize that God intentionally places individual members into the local church to exercise their spiritual gifts in the fulfillment of His work.
We serve others with our preferences by laying aside our nonessential differences in order to keep our unified focus on the glory of God and the purity of the gospel.
Reach the World
Our mandate as disciples of Jesus Christ is to reach the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. We want to see people in every corner of Michiana, in every region of the USA, and in every corner of the world giving worship to God, the Father and Creator of all.
We reach Mishawaka and the surrounding area with the gospel by sharing the good news with our neighbors, co-workers, family, and with all whom God allows us to form redemptive relationships.
We reach the United States of America by seeking to establish and support church plants. We prepare and send teams to serve in these churches in order to aid in the spread of the gospel.
We reach the world by helping to train and supporting missionaries to go to every people group to spread the gospel and establish local churches. We faithfully seek to encourage our missionaries by meeting their needs and sending teams to aid them in the work of the ministry.