First Church of God

Vision & Mission


Our Vision -

 

Going Deeper, Growing Stronger, Loving God, Reaching People”

  Luke 2:52 - "Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people." (NLT)

 

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    Going Deeper   

o   Committed to a lifestyle of discipleship

o   Devoted to incorporating the Word of God into our daily lives.

§  2 Timothy 3:16-17

§  Psalm 119:11

§  Psalm 1:1-3

·         Growing Stronger

o   By applying what we learn from God’s Word to our daily lives, we become stronger in our faith towards Him.

o   As our faith increases, so also will the opportunities to share with others the benefits of trusting and obeying God.

o   This is a sure sign to us and others that we are truly “connected” to God.

§  Matthew 25:29

§  1 Corinthians 16:13-14

§  Ephesians 6:10-12

·         Loving God

o   As we grow stronger in our faith, our love for God will grow and spread to others around us.

o   We show our love by our obedience to His Word.

o   People will recognize that we are His disciples by our love for each other and for those outside the family of God, too.

§  John 15:10, 17

§  Matthew 22:37

 

·         Reaching People

o   Our love for God spills over to those around us. His love for all people flows through us and we in turn can’t wait to share that love with others.

o   Our focus continues to be “outward” as we are growing stronger “inward”. Our concern becomes stronger for those in need locally, regionally, nationally and worldwide, in that order.

o   Compassion grows while self-serving interests decrease.

§  Acts 1:8

§  1 Peter 3:15

§  Isaiah 61:1

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Our Mission -

·         To become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, committed to growth in discipleship, prayer and service within and without.

·         To impact our world with the active love of God, serving our community, our region, our country and our world!