We use two statements to help give us direction as a church. Our Vision statement gives us a picture of our preferred future, our destination that guides us forward. Our Mission statement keeps us on track, defining why we exist.
God designed his creation to be reproducers. From the beginning of creation, when God made vegetation, animals, and humankind to reproduce after their own kind, all the way to the New Testament church whom Jesus commissioned to go & make disciples of all nations. In the power of the Spirit, we are called to impact our local community & region, all the way to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). This is God’s dream for His Church, and our dream for Friendship!
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
We want every person to experience the full life God has created us for. But because of our sin, God had to come to us in the person of Jesus in order to rescue us and restore to us the life we were meant to live. This is a life that is rooted in a growing relationship with Christ, in community with God's people (the Church), and living on mission (making other disciples).