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We exist to lead people to find
their greatest joy and pleasure
in Jesus Christ above all things
to the glory and worship of God.
God has planted us in Manheim so we can help more and more people treasure and follow Jesus Christ. We love our community, so we naturally desire to see the Gospel transform our community so there is much joy in our town (Acts 8:8). Our vision is to make joyful disciple-making disciples of Jesus Christ.
OUR MISSION EXPLAINED
Our mission is to make disciple-making disciples of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. This takes a great deal of spiritual leadership. Our goal is to not only share the gospel with people in hopes that God grants them repentance and faith, but to also teach and equip the saints for the work of ministry.
Texts: Matt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:1; 1 Thess. 1:6-7; Heb. 6:11-12; Matt. 5:13-16
TO FIND THEIR GREATEST JOY & PLEASURE
Our mission is to not only proclaim the supremacy of Christ and unsurpassed joy found in him, but to call people to repentance and faith so they can experience unrivaled joy in him. Idolatry and sin deprive people of joy in God. Our goal is to use Biblical means to show people why Jesus is better than everything else. Christian Hedonism is the goal.
Texts: Ps. 43:4; Is. 61:10; Ps. 4:7; Jn. 15:11; Ps. 16:11
IN JESUS CHRIST
Our mission is to draw attention to Jesus Christ and to make his name famous. True and lasting joy and pleasure cannot be found outside of union with him. Our goal is to proclaim Christ in such a way that people can respond to the gospel and be united to Christ by faith and therein find superlative and eternal gladness in God.
Texts: Rom. 6:11, 23; 8:1-2, 38-39; 1 Cor. 1:30; Gal. 3:26; Eph. 2:13; 1 Tim. 1:14; Jn. 1:14; 8:58; Col. 1:16; Rev. 19:16.
ABOVE ALL THINGS
Our mission is to show people the superior value of Jesus Christ and to teach them to treasure him most of all. He is supreme above all things because he was before all things and is preeminent in all things. All things exist for him. He is ultimate, absolute, and exalted above everything. Nothing in the universe compares with Jesus Christ. To value anything as much as him or more than him is idolatry.
Texts: Ex. 20:3; Col. 1:18; 1 Cor. 11:3; Jn. 3:31; Phil. 2:9-11; Ps. 138:2; 73:25-26; Col. 1:17; Heb. 11:24-26; Eccl. 1:14.
TO THE GLORY AND WORSHIP OF GOD.
Our mission is to bring glory to God and to worship Him in spirit and in truth. Creation was made for the glory of God, and our ultimate purpose is to worship and serve God.
Texts: 1 Cor. 10:31; 1 Pet. 4:11; 1 Chron. 16:29-30; Lk. 4:8; Rev. 19:7; Matt. 5:16; Jn. 4:23-24; Rom. 12:1.
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