The vision of First Congregational is to be a people that are always growing in the grace & knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. The renewing power of God's grace to us in Christ is what enables us to live together and love one another well. In pursuit of that vision, we have developed the following 3 part mission for the church:
We are a WORSHIPPING COMMUNIITY
Our spiritual union with Christ and with one another is assured and strengthened through corporate worship. Each week we engage our God in covenant dialogue where he speaks and we respond. It is the worship of our God that shapes our hearts and minds into greater conformity with Jesus.
We are a HEALING & EQUIPPING COMMUNITY
God has made us to glorify and enjoy him, and to do this as we worship, work & play together in community. The church is the family of God, and as such, we not only desire but are commanded to encourage one another, build each other up, carry one anothers burdens, serve one another, and be accountable to one another in the body of Christ.
Our desire is that the gatherings of the church be places of genuine love and hospitality, where each one is encouraged to use his or her individual gifts and skills for the glory of Christ and the health of the Body. Our desire is to prayfully model healthy communication and conflict resolution.
We are a SERVING COMMUNITY
As ambassadors of the living God and actors on the great stage of redempton, we are called to serve and extend the healing grace of God to a hurting world. This means partnering with God's mission of restoration around the world and in our own community through prayer, vocational responsibility, relational evangelism, acts of mercy to meet practical needs, and support to missionaries.