MISSION AND VALUES
The mission of Christ Community of Hampshire County is, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and love others as ourselves as we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and make disciples of all nations for His glory.
We value worship because it glorifies, honors, praises, exalts, and pleases the one and only holy, sovereign, creator and saving God with our heart, soul, strength, and mind. We commit to offer our lives as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. We will do this as individuals, as families and as a church.
Matthew 22:37, Psalm 86:9-10, Psalm 100:1-5, Romans 12:1-2, Revelation 4:11
We value discipleship because Jesus Christ is Lord and has called us to deny ourselves, take up our crosses and follow Him. The Great Commission commands us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything He has commanded us. Discipleship is the means by which God builds His church. We commit to make disciples through intentional one-on-one relationships, through Biblical parenthood, and through small groups. We commit to equipping each member of Christ Community of Hampshire County to be a disciple maker.
Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:2
3. Leading by the Holy Spirit
We value being led by the Holy Spirit because we can do nothing to glorify God unless we are being directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit. We commit to being led by the Spirit through submission to Christ and each other, through individual and corporate prayer, and through obedience to the Word of God.
Romans 8:14, Galatians 5:18, Romans. 8:26, Ephesians. 3:16, Galatians 5:22, John 16:7-11
4. The Word of God
We value the preaching and teaching of the Word of God, because it is God’s revelation to us about who He is and how we should believe and live. We commit to the preaching and teaching of God’s Word in our corporate worship services, from parents to their children, in small groups, and in one-on-one discipleship.
2 Timothy 2:2, 2 Timothy 4:1-5, Psalm 119:105, Titus 2:1-15, 1 Tim. 4:16, John 17:17,
Hebrews. 4:12, Matthew. 28:19, Romans 1:16, Acts 2:42, Psalm 19:7
We value community because we are called to follow Jesus together. We are the body of Christ, a spiritual house, and a holy priesthood. We commit to being a community by devoting ourselves to Scripture, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer. We will take care of each other’s needs. We will build the spiritual foundations of our families, gather once a week for corporate worship and meet in homes throughout the week. We will meet the needs of those in the church and those in Hampshire County.
1 Peter 2:4-5, Acts 2:42-47
We value prayer because it is how we come in line with God’s will. Prayer is one way we express our praise and worship to God and express our need for God to help us with our trials and temptations. We commit to praying individually, in relationships, as families, in small groups, and corporately.
Matthew 6:9-23, Philippians 4:4-7
7. Missions and Service
We value missions and service because God has called us to preach the Gospel and to make disciples of all nations. We are to love others as ourselves. We commit to doing missions and service globally by supporting, equipping, and sending missionaries. We are going to do missions and service locally by encouraging and equipping every person to be a missionary to Hampshire County and the surrounding communities.
Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew. 22:39, Acts 1:8, Romans 10:14-15