Our Purpose, Vision, Beliefs & Passion

Our Purpose

We exist to glorify God by – Reaching – Teaching – Serving – Multiplying

Our Vision

We exist to glorify God by Reaching our neighbors with the love of Christ, Teaching the truth of Christ wherever God sends us, and Serving one another through the demonstration of the love of Christ to Multiply believers, community groups and churches in Bradenton and beyond.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe in Jesus as the Christ, Messiah, Lord, Savior.
  • We believe it is through faith in Christ that we have life and eternal life.
  • We believe that it is only through Jesus that we know God the Father.
  • We believe that Jesus is part of the trinity, co equal with the Father and the Spirit.
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit who indwells us as Christians.
  • We believe all man(kind) has been touched by sin and is in need of Christ’s redemption.
  • We believe we are called to follow Christ and obey him.
  • We believe we are called by Christ to share his love into all the world.
  • We believe the Scriptures (Old and New Testaments) to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed.

Our Passions

Passion For Jesus
From our start we have always used the motto “emphasis on Christ”.  We do so to remind us what we aim to be about.  Jesus Christ.  It’s knowing him, loving him, serving him.

“He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” 1 Cor 1:30

Passion For Community
The world’s population is now approaching seven billion.  We live in that world where so often we are just another number.  We have an IRS number, a phone number, a cell number, a work number, an insurance ID number, an employee number and so many more.  Often we go to church and become just another number.  We desire to be a church with a community.  A community where people “know” each other and care about each other.

Passion For Outreach
We deeply care about reaching the world with the Love of Christ, from our local world to some of the hardest to reach areas.  We focus our oversees mission projects with sister churches in two of those hard to reach areas.  We pray for them, interact with them through modern means and support them with our finances.     We also care about people a lot closer.  We are continually reaching out into our local world with the love of Christ.  Here are a few examples –  food banks, local pregnancy shelters,  cancer walk, Christmas gift projects to the poor, Crisis help such as earthquake relief and many others.  Like the boy who gave Jesus the bread and fish we strive to do what God will allow us to do with what we have, and watch him multiply it.