We exist to point others to Christ with the way we show love to them!

As you know, the cultural impact of the American church has declined in the past century. This decline has resulted in a society which no longer implicitly trusts it institutions. This new cultural environment necessitates that churches begin to utilize methodologies which many would have believed appropriate only on the foreign mission field a generation ago. In today’s America the foreign mission field is just across the threshold of our homes. Our goal is to renew and re-tool our church’s MINISTRY by going back to our roots. America is the fourth most spiritually lost nation in the world.

An excellent means for evaluating the ministries of our church is to determine how each of them fit into Christ’s mandate to the church in Acts chapter 1:

. . . after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.

After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing

proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and

spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with

them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift

my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized

with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” So when

they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the

kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates

the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the

Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all

Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” After he said this, he was

taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

Acts 1:2-9

We are beginning to evaluate what our church is doing in its Jerusalem (our immediate community), Judea (Georgia), Samaria (a people group who worships a false god) and to the ends of the earth (foreign missions).

Each of us needs to ask ourselves how are we serving the needs of those who live nearest to our church, whether or not they are members or even Christians. Next, we need to examine what our church’s ministries do to impact other people's lives. Are there people who can testify to how their lives have been radically changed for the good because of our church’s ministries?