"Win Build Send"
Adopted January 25, 2004
Revised February 2011

We believe that our relationship with God is illustrated by the Great Commandment found in Matthew 22:37-40. This commandment is summarized with the statement “Loving God, Loving People.”

The Great Commandment
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…Love your neighbor as yourself. All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.” – Matthew 22:37-40

The Great Commission brings the Great Commandment into clearer focus by indicating our “neighbor” is represented by all peoples of the earth.   “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” - Matthew 28:19-20

We hold the chief purpose of the church is to glorify God (Romans 15:5; I Corinthians 6:20) through a commitment to three kingdom-building principals found in His Word (Matthew 28:18-20).

Winning people to Christ
Building each believer into a disciple of Christ

Sending mature believers back into the world to reach those not yet won

Our mission statement can thus be summarized as – “Win, Build, Send, all to the glory of God.”

We are a people who joyfully commit to taking the world's most hopeful message, the gospel of Christ, into the world.  We celebrate that God was not ashamed of us in the depths of our need but chose to break the power of sin in our lives through the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ.  We rejoice in the news that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for each one of us (romans 5:6-8).  Because of God's love revealed in jesus, we can say with the apostle Paul: "I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ" (Romans 1:16).

In addition to the priority of introducing people to Jesus Christ, we are committed to these words from our Lord: "Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you."  Through our many teaching ministries, we aspire to see people come to maturity in Christ "...in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:3).  Our desire is that you will be "rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving" (Colossians 2:7).

As we grow in our maturity in Christ, our service to Christ and others will also grow. We will hear and understand what Jesus meant when He said, "As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you" (John 20:21).  As maturing believers in Christ, we will say "Here am I, send me."  We will learn to become alert to daily "sending opportunities" offering the gifts of our time, talent and treasure to expand God's work in the world.