Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:37-39).
We believe that our calling as a church is to love God with all of our being and to love others as we love ourselves. We are convinced that this is a calling for us as individuals but just as much a calling for us as a community of believers. Our love for God is proven in our love for each other (1 John 4:20-21); our love for each other is the most profound witness of who God is and of what it means to be a Christian (John 13:35). Our most profound witness to the world is our love for each other. These commands of Jesus have led us to develop a vision statement for what we believe God desires for us. This brief document is intended to be a goal that is impossible for us to realize on our own; we wholeheartedly acknowledge that this vision is possible only through the power of God at work in us and through us as we journey together in Christ.