Purpose:  The principal purpose of the Church is to glorify God by fulfilling five subordinate purposes summarized by the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

 1.  Worship

The Church exists to participate in public worship services together and to promote and maintain family and personal worship (John 4:24; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Timothy 4:13).

2.  Evangelism/Mission

The Church exists to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible in our community and throughout the world (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 2 Peter 3:9).

3.  Discipleship

The Church exists to communicate the whole will of God as recorded in the Bible to promote the personal and communal spiritual growth of Christians, to teach Christians to obey all that Christ commanded, and to train Christians for effective ministry and service to our Church, our community, and our world (Ephesians 4:11-13; Matthew 18:20; 2 Timothy 2:2).

4.  Ministry/Service

The church exists to serve unselfishly to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those in our Church, our community and our world (1 Peter 4:10-11; Matthew 25:34-40; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Galatians 5:13; 1 Timothy 6:17-18).
5.  Fellowship

The Church exists to share life together, to encourage, support, discipline, and pray for the Members of the Church, and to engage in Christian fellowship with members of the larger family of God in our community and around the world.  (1 John 1:7; Acts 2:44-47; Hebrews 10:23-25; Romans 15:5-7; John 13:34-35; Matthew 18:15-17; Galatians 6:1-2).