Our Mission

The very first church was given a mission by Jesus:  "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19-20).

That's been the mission of the Church for 2,000 years and it is our mission today.  We see mission like a compass; it's the direction you are headed no matter present circumstances and obstacles.

Our mission is to glorify God and make disciples. That's at the heart of everything we do and think -- we are a community walking together and working together to live like Jesus.
These are our values:
Glorifying God (not ourselves)
Discipleship (to follow Christ whole-heartedly)
Scripture (it's authoritative for us)
Gospel-Centered (the Gospel transforms us)
Authentic (we don't have it all together)
Relationships (God calls us to meet needs)
These values help to form our vision, which is to see southern Illinois transformed as we remain faithful to Scripture and build Gospel-centered, authentic relationships.