The purpose of the Church is the same for every Christian congregation, though each may word it somewhat differently. Here’s how we put it:
The purpose of Christ Community Church is to make known and promote the worship of God in obedience to the Great Commission and the Great Commandments.
Vision is the Church’s purpose seen through the lenses of a local congregation’s unique personality, circumstances and values. It answers the question “How will it look for us to fulfill the purpose of the church in this place over the next several years?” At Christ Community Church, we believe that our purpose can be summed up into five vision statements:
Reverent Affection for God:
We envision well-conceived, Spirit-filled corporate worship marked by reverent affection for the living God.
A Center for the Arts:
We see our church as a center for the arts, enriching the wider body of Christ through God glorifying music and drama.
Strategic Investment in Disciple-Making:
We see eager people strategically investing a steady stream of resources into making disciples wherever we’re positioned to make a difference.
Christian Minds in the Making:
We see a preaching, teaching, reading, learning church–Christian minds in the making.
The Welcoming Love of God:
We see open hearts and open arms extending, to members and guests alike, the welcoming love of God in our multi-ethnic community.
vi-sion (vizh’an) noun. A clear and compelling picture of the future of the ministry as its leaders believe it can and must be.
This vision statement grew in the heart of Senior Pastor Ken Langley for two years. It was shaped by the Program Staff and Missions Committee, and was adopted by the Board of Elders on August 24, 1999.