"To see God glorified and His kingdom multiplied”. 

God glorified 

Paul tells us in 1 Cor. 10:31 that whatever we do, whether eating or drinking or whatever else we should do all for the glory of God. That was Jesus’ desire as well. Towards the end of his life, he prays in John 17 that all he has done was to bring God glory. “I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” 

As a church, that is our desire as well, to bring God glory in all we do. Whether we are setting up a gym for service on Sunday, cleaning up the school grounds, giving an offering to a help a ministry here or overseas, or simply listening to someone with a hurting heart, our desire is to bring God glory. We aren’t afraid to try new things and fail or pull the plug on a program because our vision is to see God glorified not us. 

His kingdom multiplied 

God desires to multiply his kingdom and so do we. From the very beginning God’s creation was designed to multiply and given the charge to “be fruitful and multiply”. As Jesus speaks of the kingdom, he often uses terms of multiplying like a seed in the parables of Matthew 13. We desire to see multiplication but realize that life only comes about from God. 

In 1 Corinthians 3, Paul gives a picture of this as he talks about a field being made ready for harvest. Paul planted and another watered, but at the end of the day they both go to bed and God causes the growth and new life.  As a church we want to be diligent to the mission that God has given us in expectation of seeing His kingdom multiplied. 

 We ask everyone to do three things: 

1. Attend church - make gathering every Sunday a priority, 

2. Get involved in a small group - a Community Group or a Bible study where you can share life with others, and, 

3. Find a place to serve.