The Church of Jesus Christ is a demographically diverse group of people united for the common good of the body of Christ and a world in need of the gospel. Our diversity and unity of the Spirit are our greatest strengths and we are determined not to allow any of our differences to stand in the way of fulfilling our mission.
Our Mission is to help people find spiritual and physical fulfillment in Christ by fulfilling Christ’s commission to spread the whole gospel to the whole world beginning with our own family, friends and community.
Our Motto, “Whole Gospel, Whole World, Whole Person” summarizes our means, our mission and our methods. We reach the whole world one individual at a time by preaching the whole gospel which addresses both the spiritual and physical needs of the whole person.
Our Logo is a single piece to a jig saw puzzle. It symbolizes each believer’s individuality and unique contribution to the kingdom of God. We can only find fulfillment when we find our place in Christ and fulfill the will of God.
For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete inhim, which is the head of all principality and power: (Colossians 2:9-10)
Our Values: The early church was motivated by four core values. In “The Acts of the Apostles” Luke wrote, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts 2:42) To continue steadfastly is to persevere in spite of difficulties. Even though conversion to the Christian faith exposed these new believers to persecution and contemptuous treatment by family, friends and society, they continued to be faithful to the principals of the Christian religion. Most noteworthy of the Christian values were their faithfulness to these four values.
1. The doctrine of the Apostles: This is the doctrine taught by Christ while with His apostles and the revelation that came from inspiration of the Holy Ghost as recorded in the writings of the apostles and accepted as Holy Scripture. One evidence of Christian conversion is a desire to be instructed in the doctrines and duties of religion and a willingness to obey the gospel, “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:.. (Act 2:41)
2. Fellowship: Means to hold things in common. It could be used to refer to Communion but was normally used in a more general sense. It refers to participation in religious community events. Believers encouraged one another to not forsake the assembling together with the church (Heb 10:25). The early church was faithful in church attendance, worship, giving, paying tithes, ministering to others, witnessing, serving God etc. Fellowship includes participation in the things which all believers hold in common, “And all that believed were together, and had all things common; (Act 2:44) Visit Us.
3. Breaking of Bread: This is a reference to a more specific fellowship event. It is difficult to say with certainty what this event was. It may refer to the Eucharist, the observance of the Lord’s Supper, which was also the Passover Meal with added significance. It may also refer to a custom of the early church of simply gathering together to eat. These events were called “Feasts of Charity” or “Love Feasts” (Jude 1:12). We call them dinner on the ground, church picnics or pot luck dinners. The act of breaking bread together was not just a religious event it was also practiced among Jewish friends. It was an act of intimacy among friends. To break bread with another is symbolic of close friendship. The more you break bread together the more you understand one another. And, the more you understand someone the kinder you are to them. Kindness, a fruit of the Spirit, is love in action. . The Apostle Paul listed hospitality as one of the requirements of a Bishop for good reason (1 Tim 3:2 & Tit 1:8). The bonds developed from this type of fellowship increase morale and the effectiveness of the Church to accomplish its mission. Morale is a non-tangible term that means organizational cohesion. The morale of a military organization is of utmost importance. A fighting unit that has good support, equipment, training, leadership and has trust in his companions in arms and pride in his unit is said to have high morale but when these things are missing the unit is said to be at the point of cracking or surrender.