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:
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.