"Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.' Immediately they left their nets and followed Him."
1. Those who follows Jesus..."Come follow me"
- Lordship involving surrender.
- Sacrifice. - Learn His Word.
- Listen to the Holy Spirit.
2. Those being transformed by Christ in community...
"I Will Make you"
- “You” (plural) transformation is done in community.
- We are consider together under Christ.- involves
transformation to be lived out.
- We are better together and that is where find real
growth.- Bless Others.
- Eat with Others.
3. Those Obedient in Mission... "Fishers of men"
- We have a purpose/mission.
- Discipleship leads to this.
- Know To whom are you sent.
- Who are you standing in the gap for and with?
Connected to God--UPward relationship with God:
Spiritual growth is a life long process and requires us to be in a place of discovery. So we strive to be continually connected to the one who can transform our inmost character, Jesus Christ.
INward relationship with people
This is the heartbeat of the church. Jesus stressed the need to love God and love our neighbor. We love God by accepting His free gift of Grace and we love others in community. We feel that the most effective life development isn't done in isolation but by having people stretch and challenge you. The body is made up of different parts and as we interact with different personalities and convictions we are challenged beyond how we typically see things.
Committed to Mission--OUTward relationship (being sent into the world):
Our life purpose is to pass this gift of grace on to others. To give it away. And we believe every believer is called to help spread this good news of Jesus Christ. We believe ministry belongs to everyone not just the “clergy”. God asks us to live the message of Jesus faithfully serving others through our whole lives, and that means committing to generously give from our time, talents and treasure to bless others and glorify God.
Being and Making Disciples of Jesus:
We are dedicated to be and make followers of Jesus Christ in authentic community for the sake of the world. (Mathew 28)
Is to be a community that hungers and thirsts for God, delighting in Him.
To experience Him in our lifestyle of worship and obedience.
To search the Scriptures for God’s leading in our lives and obey them.
To serve others with the sacrificial love that our Savior showed us, bringing peace, mercy and reconciliation to a hurting and broken world. We desire to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and enjoy Him forever.