Our mission is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ in our city and throughout the world.
By this statement, we intend to convey that:
Glorifying God is . . .
. . . our ultimate purpose for all of life.
Making disciples of Jesus Christ is . . .
. . . our primary means of glorifying God.
Making disciples is . . .
. . . helping others (both Christians and non-Christians) trust in, love, joyfully obey, and worship Jesus in every area of their lives.
The vision statement of Peine Ridge Church lays out what we hope the Holy Spirit will accomplish in and through us as we pursue our God-given mission. Simply put, what follows is a picture of what we are striving to be and praying we’ll become.
When we think of church, our minds are far from religious institutionalism where “god” is small and people are fake. We envision a family of believers that loves recklessly, worships intentionally, lives simply, and fights for unity. We strive to be a group of joyful Christians united by a genuine love for people and an unswerving commitment to God’s Kingdom mission. This flows from a compelling belief that Jesus is supreme, that Scripture is foundational, and that God should be glorified in everything we do. We seek to have church gatherings that magnify God as people trust in, enjoy, and submit to Jesus. We are convinced that this only happens when we are led by God’s Spirit, through His Word; therefore, we are committed to faithfully reading, preaching, singing, praying, and displaying His Word in all of our gatherings. We pray to become a mature body of believers who are growing in understanding, faith, righteousness, and love for God. We long to be a people so transformed by grace that our living faith moves us to actively love others and sincerely share the Good News of Jesus in every area of life. We desire to be a church that is so helpful to those who are hurting and in need that if we were to be gone tomorrow we would actually be missed. We hope to always be a non-territorial church that is concerned foremost with the exaltation of Christ and the joy of generations to come. Because of this, we will always seek to partner with other Biblical churches and church planters to support the advancement of the gospel in our city and around the globe.
These “distinctives” are the natural outworking of our Biblically informed beliefs—the things that naturally flow from our values. We do not hold these to be the boundary markers for the Christian faith, but rather, they describe the marks which we anticipate that people will use to distinguish us from other Christian churches and (more importantly) help them understand who we are and what we are all about.