Why does City Life Church exist? What is it that we've set out to accomplish? A church can too easily become lost in the business of maintaining programs or effective administration. At City Life Church, our goal is that everything we do flows out of and fulfills our purpose statement, inspired by the following verses:
The Great Commandment:
"Jesus said, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.'" Matthew 22:37-40 NIV
The Great Commission:
"Jesus said, 'Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.'" Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
There are four basic components contained within these words of Jesus and our purpose statement:
- WORSHIP - to glorify God.
- EVANGELISM - to proclaim the gospel.
- DISCIPLESHIP - to develop people to Christ-like maturity.
- MINISTRY - to minister in the church and the world.
As we continue to build on these foundational values, we will see a strong, unified and effective church impacting its city, nation, and the nations of the world.