Knowing Christ involves learning of Him from all the Scriptures, beholding His glory, receiving His grace, and eagerly submitting to His lordship. It is the source and ongoing sustenance of our Christian lives as we focus on His life, death, and resurrection.
Growing in Christ
Growing in the grace of Christ involves becoming more like Him through our union with Him. It means increasingly loving what he loves, avoiding what He avoids, and realizing all the privileges and responsibilities that are ours in Him. It means reflecting all the beauties of His character in faith, hope, and love with sincere humility and willing sacrifice. It is a process that takes place together as we who are many grow to form one body under Him who is our head, seeking to live obediently, wisely, and fruitfully in the light of eternity.
Advancing His Kingdom
Advancing Christ’s kingdom involves being used by Him to actively live for Him where He has placed us and beyond. It includes praying for His will to be done, testifying to His saving grace, and developing and using the gifts He has given us to serve others in practical ways. It is pursued in partnership with fellow believers in our area and around the world, especially those who share our confessional convictions.
Our ultimate goal in each of these areas is to glorify and worship the Triune God with thankful and joyful hearts, giving Him all honor, reverence, and praise forever.