We want you to know Jesus and to live out your faith according to Scripture.
That happens through relationship with Jesus, knowing Him and His gospel, and trusting Him with your life.
So, how do we minister the gospel to you?
Through relationship, education, and action.
We minister through DISCIPLESHIP.
That's what Jesus said to do. In Matthew 28:18-20, He told us to make disciples and teach them His commandments.
Discipleship is like mentoring, but with a stronger relational component and rooted in the Bible rather than in subjective philosophies of life.
Discipleship is a theme in everything we do. It affects our children's ministry, our worship, service, education, and social habits.
The starting place for Christianity is the gospel. The good news of Jesus Christ is what joins us together and helps us grow as we live lives dependent upon God and obeying His commandments.
Discipleship incorporates three areas that we utilize to grow as Christians: relationship, education, and action.
The gospel is what gives us commonality in order to create friendships. We might be from totally different cultural backgrounds and be polar opposites in regard to personality or interested, but it is our love for Jesus and gratitude for the gospel that binds us in faith so that we can agree with Scripture that we are called to unity.
Ephesians 4:1-6 says, "walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, …"
In this unity we recognize that friendships can start but also need to be developed.
Further, our faith in God and His gospel also needs to be strengthened and trained so that we can best honor Christ with our lives. We do this through meetings, biblical education, groups, and events.
- Sunday Morning
- Wednesday Nights: Rotating schedule of meetings -
- 1st Wednesday = Men's Meeting
- 2nd Wednesday = Prayer
- 3rd Wednesday = Women's Meeting
- 4th Wednesday = Training to think biblically
- Membership Classes
- Next Gen Ministry
- Friday Bible Study
- Equipping Courses
- Women's Ministry
- Men's Ministry
- J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth - Age 55+)
- United Youth
- Young Adults
- Covenant Community Events
- Women's Retreat
- Men's Retreat
- Family Camp
The Bible tells us that faith without works is dead (James 2:14-26), so the lived out expression of our faith in Christ happens in our allegiance to His Kingdom values. This is expressed in our daily devotion to God, our telling others about Jesus, doing good works, and demonstrating love for others.
Specifically, there are there areas that we focus on to accomplish this:
- Spiritual Disciplines - prayer, fasting, Bible reading, etc…
- Individual Mentoring- working with mature believers to help you grow
- Leadership Training - developing leaders to continue the work
Group service opportunities are also important and are expressed through the functions of the church and our partnerships:
- Service Teams
- St. Louis HELP
- Loaves & Fishes
- Living Hope International
The goal is that every member would grow in Christ and build alongside us in the Lord's Kingdom so that every part is equipped to do the work of ministry in the Body and outside so that Christ is glorified and the gospel proclaimed in every part of our lives.