Our mission mandate at Christ Church is to cultivate gospel transformation in the lives of our members, our community, and our world. We believe living out this mission means belonging to a gospel community, growing in gospel transformation, and giving in gospel missions.
Every person is important to our community, and each needs the gospel. To belong is to engage each individual and family in the ministries best designed for their entering into community—from corporate worship to K-Groups, and from community events to our membership process. In the end, everyone will gain a sense of belonging to a gospel community and Christ Church’s mission mandate (1 Corinthians 12:12–26).
Gospel transformation—the redemptive work of God’s spirit to conform us to Christ—occurs in the context of becoming both aware of our brokenness and God’s holiness, and thus increasingly treasuring the person and work of Jesus Christ. To grow means progressively dying to sin and coming alive to Christ by God’s Spirit. To cultivate growth we create contexts for the community to regularly and repetitively hear and share the gospel. We do this through spiritual formation groups, discipleship groups, and participation in Foundations and Sunday morning corporate worship (Romans 12:1–2, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Ephesians 4:11–16, Colossians 3:9–10).
Each member walks a path from belonging to growing, and progressively to giving of themselves more fully in our aim to become a culture of generosity. To give in gospel mission is to become generous with one’s spiritual gifts, resources, and time to cultivate gospel transformation within the community of Christ Church, its surrounding community, and to the ends of the earth (Proverbs 3:9–10; 2 Corinthians 8:1–5, 9:2–15).