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. This is what we are striving to be, and praying we’ll become, as a result of our compelling belief that Jesus is supreme, that Scripture is foundational, and that God should be glorified in everything we do. A more thorough explanation of our vision statement is available here.
We ENVISION . . .
. . . a family of believers that loves selflessly, worships biblically, lives with Godly focus, upholds the truth, engages missionally, and fights for unity.
We ENDEAVOR . . .
. . . 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, displaying, and responding to His Word in our gatherings. (Colossians 3:16)
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. (1 Thessalonians 2:8)
We HOPE . . .
. . . to be a church that is concerned foremost with the exaltation of Christ in the growth of His Kingdom. (Colossians 4:2-4)
These commitments are the natural outworking of our Biblically shaped beliefs—the things that naturally flow from our values and that we need to faithfully engage in our mission and fulfill our vision. We do not hold these to be the boundary markers for the Christian faith, but we do believe they are necessary commitments for being a healthy and beneficial church.