Our Purpose is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Northern Michigan Community in a way which is understandable, relevant and relational. As the Word of the Lord brings forth conversion, we believe a vibrant, missional and engaged community will emerge. This community is realized as Believers in Jesus choosing to live their lives together as a church to the Glory and Purpose of God.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
The difference between being in a post-Christian culture and a pre-evangelized culture is one of direction and focus. Our goal is to stay focused. We need to resist turning inward and playing defense. We need to stay on offense in spiritual warfare. Our goal in spiritual warfare is the winning of the Lost for Jesus Christ through the sharing of the Gospel and salvation by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in spiritual transformation and healing as strengths of any church. Healing those who have been wounded by the world has and will always be something a healthy church does. But, this is only a part of our purpose. We must also address the need of all Believers to know the Word of God and to learn to walk faithfully in the power of the Holy Spirit. Once they are fully equipped, they will be ready to go out and tell others about the Gospel and bring them in to join our family of God.
THE GOSPEL AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE Spreading the Gospel of Jesus brings spiritual warfare. There is a spiritual battle going on for the souls of the Lost. Our purpose in sharing the Gospel is to lead the Lost to Jesus. By the power of the Holy Spirit, these precious people will repent and believe in Christ, as we draw them into church to hear the Truth and as we go out to share. In short, we will build up Converts in the Word of God and send out Believers equipped and empowered by God.
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"Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you..." MATT 28:19-20a NLT