a loving family called by God, led by Christ, and empowered by His Spirit for the purpose of taking His gospel to a lost and broken world.
- Provide a place to call home— people transformed by the Gospel.
a. Focus on building strong, healthy marriages and families.
b. Build personal relationships and create a place to belong.
- Focus on saving the lost— where we minister to those around us.
a. Increase our Sunday morning attendance— double the size of our
morning worship services.
b. Plant satellite churches.
c. Provide full-time support to two foreign missionaries.
- Meet the needs of and reach out to our community— where the hurting can find love, acceptance and forgiveness.
a. Establish a college outreach ministry, known area wide.
b. Strengthen Barksdale outreach though Rivers Edge.
c. Expand outreach to a struggling community through programs
such as AA, Al-Anon, Celebrate Recovery, divorce recovery, More
than Fibro, etc. Also look at adopting a school or hospital.
- Worship where everyone experiences God and strengthens their relationship with Christ.
a. We are committed to using a cappella singing and prayer to
express praise in our worship and weekly celebrating the Lord’s
Supper to affirm our covenant relationship with God.
b. Worship refocuses our lives and drives all the ministries through
which we endeavor to honor God and serve others.
c. We are also committed to using methods and worship formats that
will glorify God and draw the hearts of the worshipers into the
presence of God as well as encourage one another.