Our Purpose and Priorities

Our Purpose

"We make more and better disciples for Jesus Christ" (Matthew 28:19)

Our Priorities

GLORY

God's glory is the expression of His infinite beauty and the greatness of His many perfections. We believe man's highest purpose is to glorify God by knowing and delighting in Him above all things. We believe God's glory shines brightest and is seen most clearly in the person of Jesus Christ. (Psalm 19:1-4; 1Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-4)

TRUTH

Truth is that which is consistent with the mind, will, character, glory, and being of God, and is fully represented in the person of Jesus Christ. The Bible is the verbally-inspired word of God and our source of truth, without error in the original writings, and the supreme and final authority in doctrine and practice. Truth found in Scripture will guide all teaching, reproof, correction, equipping, and training in righteousness. (Deuteronomy 32:4; John 14:6; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

LOVE

Love is the reflection of God’s glory and commitment to us expressed ultimately in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We desire to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. We endeavor to love others unconditionally as Jesus loves them. (Romans 5:8; Deuteronomy 6:5; Mark 12:30; Luke 11:29-37)

PRAYER

Prayer is the privilege of direct access to God, through Jesus Christ, and the means by which we communicate, fellowship, and abide in Him. We desire that God be glorified in and through the prayers of His people as we are drawn into a closer, growing relationship with Jesus. We believe Spirit-led prayer releases God’s will and power and is essential to all we do as the body of Christ. (John 15:5-8; Ephesians 3:20-21; John 14:13-14; Acts 4:31)

COMMUNITY

Community is the daily exercise of living in unity with other Christ followers--worshiping, serving, and growing in Christ together, all for the glory of God. God created us to deeply know and be known by other Christ followers so we can encourage each other to love and good deeds. Real life change is encouraged by transparent, authentic, and trusting relationships with other Christ followers. (Act 2:42-47; Romans 12:3-18; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Peter 4:8-10)

GENEROSITY

Generosity is an overflow of love for God, through Jesus Christ, where we joyfully and sacrificially give of ourselves to meet the needs of others. We give our time, talents, and treasure as the Lord has provided those things in order to be used for His Glory. We generously love our neighbors by meeting real-world needs and use our gifts to serve within the church. (James 1:17; James 2:15-16, Deuteronomy 15: 7-8; 2 Corinthians 8:5; 9:6-7)

REACH

Reach is the active pursuit of leading others to love and follow Jesus Christ. God has called and equipped every follower of Jesus to lead others to love and follow Jesus. Our reach is local and global, extending from Hot Springs to Garland County, from Arkansas to the ends of the earth. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 3:15)

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