Our Mission

Proclaiming Christ.
Advancing His Kingdom.

In order to fulfill this mission, we are committed to…

1. Worshiping Christ

Christ’s kingdom is advanced where He is worshiped as the only true God. At Christ Church, our worship is characterized by both fear of God and love for Him. Our worship services are sober and joyful as we fervently pray, enthusiastically sing, and unapologetically preach God’s law and His gospel. We strive to preach so that all those who hear might repent of their specific sins and live their whole lives serving and glorifying Christ, rather than themselves, the world, or the devil. We obey our Lord’s command to baptize new disciples, and we regularly proclaim His death and the fellowship we have with Him and with one another through Him in our celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

John 4:23–24“An hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 1:18“No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.” (ESV)

Romans 15:5–6“Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

2. Fighting for Truth

Christ’s kingdom is established on the truth of His word, and we’re committed to defending that truth, especially where it is most under attack today. We and our fellow churches in Evangel Presbytery hold to confessional doctrinal standards which were fought for and passed down to us in the Protestant, Reformed, Evangelical tradition. Furthermore, we are committed to following the example of our fathers in the faith by fighting today’s battles against besetting sins in our own lives, in the church, and in our society. As one example, we are committed to proclaiming the goodness of God’s creation of male and female and the many implications which flow from it, whether it be God’s hatred of sexual perversion or His love of fruitfulness and children.

Ezekiel 22:30“I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.”

Titus 1:9“Holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.”

Jude 1:3“Contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.”

3. Loving the Church

Our commitment to contending for the faith is a reflection of our love for the church of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit dwells in each Christian, but He dwells in a special way in the body of Christ. In fact, we understand that there is no ordinary hope of salvation apart from ongoing fellowship with the church. This means each of our members is committed to the health of our local church, and our church is committed to the health of the broader church in our nation and around the world. We are in fellowship with and accountable to other churches in our presbytery. We practice church discipline to maintain the purity of Christ’s church, and we are committed to advancing Christ’s kingdom through the training of pastors and the planting of more faithful churches.

1 Timothy 3:15“The household of God … is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.”

1 Peter 2:4–5“And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”

2 Timothy 2:2“The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”

4. Shepherding Souls

The work of making disciples requires the intimate work of shepherds among the flock of God. Christ Church is a place where you will be known, loved, encouraged, instructed, corrected, and disciplined. This pastoral care extends beyond individuals to families and households as we seek to nurture godly homes in order to raise up the next generation of worshipers who are committed to advancing Christ’s kingdom. We work together as the body of Christ to see boys become godly men, and girls become godly women.

Acts 20:20“I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house.”

1 Peter 5:2–3“Shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.”

Hebrews 13:17“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.”

5. Sharing Our Lives

As members of God’s household, we are called to take care of one another. We spend time in each other’s homes sharing meals, sharing our joys and sorrows, sharing responsibility for each other’s needs, confessing sins to one another, and praying for one another. We are particularly committed to caring for the poor, the weak, the sick, the stranger, the persecuted, the fatherless, and the widow in our midst. This commitment to hospitality also extends outside the church to our families, neighbors, and coworkers, whom we hope and pray will also be adopted by God into His household, especially as we proclaim the truth of God’s Word to them.

2 Corinthians 1:7“Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.”

Galatians 6:10“While we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.”

1 Peter 4:9“Be hospitable to one another without complaint.”