To fulfill the Great Commission given to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, through living and leading in our daily lives and in our corporate gatherings, in the following ways:
We will be authentic followers of Jesus Christ. This church will NOT practice plastic Christianity. Our authenticity will proclaim the realness, transparency, and honesty of imperfect people living in service of the one perfect God. Acts 1:8 speaks to our need to live as witnesses. The best witness is one who is authentic and honest: “And you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
We will reach the unreached by being authentic followers of Jesus Christ who are outspoken, glorious examples of God’s love. This church is NOT called to live in seclusion or to exist as a holy huddle. We will make famous the name of Jesus Christ and display God’s love using culturally relevant methods wherever we go. Mark 16:15 emphasizes our commission to preach the Gospel to whole world: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
We will multiply the Kingdom of God by being authentic followers of Jesus Christ who reach the unreached. This church will NOT exist to build our own kingdom. We will advance and multiply the Kingdom of God by planting other Gospel driven churches in Staunton, Virginia and to the ends of the earth. We will make disciples who make disciples. Matthew 28:19 is a reminder of this mandate: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."