Lead the people of Jacksonville into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ and into an authentic faith community.
"Therefore 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 "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:35
Grow people into fully devoted spiritually mature followers of Christ. This will happen through learning, belonging, praying, worshiping, and serving. "He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ." Colossians 1:28 "He has shown you, 0 mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8
Describe qualities we want to embody as we go about our Vision and Mission:
- A Jesus-Centered Church: Above all, we are a church that seeks to keep Jesus Christ at the center of all we do and say. In Christ we find our life, health, vision, and strength. 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20; Mark 12:30
- Life Rooted In Scripture: We believe the Bible is God's Word to us and our basis for understanding who God is and how we are to live lives fully oriented around Him. Matthew 4:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17
- Relationships Formed In Community: We value living lives in relationship with each other. We believe Christian community is a necessary context in which spiritual formation occurs. John 13:35; Hebrews 10:24-25
- Missional Centrality: We believe that the Church was created by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit for the benefit of the entire world, including those not in the Church. We therefore value evangelism, missions of compassion, and working toward justice in word and deed. Micah 6:8; Ezekiel 36:26-27; Matthew 25:34-40; James 1:27