Mission Statement

PLC’s Mission:

We exist to make new and better disciples of Jesus by. . .

  • Knowing Christ
  • Growing in Faith
  • Making Christ Known
  • Demonstrating His Love                       

Mission Statement Explained:   

The Bible gives all churches the jobs of reaching out, teaching and equipping in order to make disciples.  (Matthew 28:20, Ephesians 4:11-13)

Knowing Christ – A vibrant and devoted relationship to Christ is the foundation of our faith and our identity.  The Bible says that we are united to Christ in his death and resurrection (Matthew 6:33, Philippians 3:10-11)

Growing in Faith— Growth in our faith comes from the work of the Holy Spirit, and happens through spiritual disciplines such as:  ongoing repentance of sin, communion with God in Scripture and prayer, using our gifts in service, identifying God’s blessings with a grateful heart, and learning through trials.  The church is Christ’s tool to equip its members in faith.  (Hebrews 12:1-12)

Make Christ Known – One way we make Christ known to others is through sharing the gospel message.  Since it is only through Christ that we can be saved, in love we are obligated to share  the reason for our hope.  (Mark 16:15, I Peter 3:15)

Demonstrate His Love – Proclaiming the gospel message is not complete unless it also comes with loving actions.  As Christians we are called to be ambassadors of Christ, acting on his behalf as he leads us, and following his example in humbly serving others.  (Romans 12:9-21)

 

revised October 2013