BEGIN Growing in Christ
Our Mission is to be Rooted, Growing, and Bearing Fruit for Christ. This Mission is spelled out in John 15 where Jesus says:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes[a] to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed[b] by the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing."
We all have to start somewhere and it does matter where you go next! If you will commit to “root” your life in Christ, that is to be connected with Him, then you will BEGIN to see changes in your life. You will see yourself GROW in your relationship with Christ and with others. It begins with being connected with Christ – only then can you grow.
So what does Growth Look Like?
- You GROW in your personal relationships.
- You GROW in your knowledge and understanding of Christ and Who you are in Him.
- You GROW in your service within the Church. Your attitude is geared toward “serving others”.
- You GROW in your giving to the Church. The biblical goal for us all is to give a tithe of our income which is 10%. Even if you don’t start at 10% then make your goal to GROW to this level of giving.