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Our Purpose

Our purpose at Connect Church is…

“To reach people with the life-giving message of Jesus that they
might fulfill all that God has planned for them.”

This is the foundation for everything we do. We endeavor to never let an idea, program or event get in the way of what Jesus has commissioned the church to do.

We’ve derived this purpose statement from the teachings of Christ:

(Matthew 22:36-40) “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

(Mark 16:5-17, 20) He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe…” Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

Connect Church exists…

  • To reach others with the Good News of Jesus
  • To connect with other believers in real relationships
  • To grow and develop disciples to fulfill their purpose
  • To go into our God given destiny

Our Mission

This verse of scripture helps us to put our purpose into mission:

(Colossians 1:28) “He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.”

  • reach – “He is the one we proclaim…”
  • connect – “…admonishing…”
  • grow – “…teaching with all wisdom…”
  • go – “…fully mature in Christ.”

You can learn even more about our purpose as a church by attending 101: Connect Church and more about how your gifts and calling fit into that purpose at 301: Discovery.