Why do we exist?
Our mission is to participate in the ongoing ministry of Christ to the community of Gainesville.
We are a Christ-Centered Church. This means that the focus of everything we say and do is on what Christ has done for us by His Grace. Our message is not what we must do to gain God’s favor and acceptance, but on what Christ has accomplished through His life and work on the cross. Because of this, we can be honest about the reality of our sin and brokenness and yet still hopeful and assured of God’s love.
The Gospels show us that Christ’s Mission is to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10).
After His resurrection, Christ did not leave us as orphans (John 14:18). He ascended to the Father in order that He can be with us through the Spirit (Eph. 4:8). Now, through the church, Christ continues in that same mission of bringing good news to the world.
Jesus intentionally designed and established the church as the very place where He may be found (Matt 16:16; 28:19). We have no ministry separate from Christ's. This is why the reason for our existence is to participate in His ongoing mission.