What kind of church will we be?
Under the Authority of God’s Word, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we will be a gospel-centered church that worships God, loves one another, and proclaims the gospel to the world.
A Church that… Proclaims the Gospel to the World. (Matthew 28:16-20, Acts 1:8, Romans 1:8, Romans 10:14-15, 1 Timothy 2:4, John 3:16)
“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) Our calling as individuals and as a church is to bear witness to the salvation of Jesus Christ and to the certainty of his return in judgment at the end of the age. We represent a kingdom that is not of this world, calling people to turn away from the idolatries of this age to the eternal life offered in Christ. We do not exist only to worship God in private or to love our fellow church members—we are called to the mission of sharing the gospel with our neighbors, our co-workers, our family, our friends, the city of Greater Austin, the region of Central Texas, and the ultimately to the nations. Practically, this means that we will pursue consistent relationships with unbelievers for the purpose of loving them and sharing the gospel with them. We will seek to encourage and equip one another through regular reminders and teaching about our evangelistic task. Our church meetings will regularly include invitations to unbelievers to repent and believe in the gospel of Christ. And because we want to invest ourselves in a mission that goes beyond our immediate locale, we will seek to partner with our sister churches in Texas and around the world, investing ourselves in new church plants and encouraging fellow believes and churches in our shared mission around the world. I pray that the history of our church will include countless conversions, numerous church plants, and regular highlights of sacrificial service to fellow churches as we fulfill our calling as witness of Jesus.