We See a Church Where God is Glorified, Jesus is Exalted
“To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and might forever.” —Rev. 5:13
First and foremost, we want to be a church which glorifies God and where Jesus Christ is exalted as Savior and King! We desire to make Him the center of our life together and to elevate worship to a high place of honor as we meet to lift up His name and extol His glory.
“Go and make disciples of all nations …” —Matt. 28:19
Every member is a disciple making disciples – a charge given to us by Jesus Himself in His Great Commission in Matthew 28. This call is for EVERY member of St. James and there is a place and a plan and purpose which God has already ordained for each of us!
“What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” — 2 Tim. 2:2
We desire to be a church which embraces, cares for, nurtures, and invests in all generations!
“Whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” —2 Corinthians 9:6b
We want to be a congregation which generously shares with other Christ-centered groups, ministries, and missions all that God has so graciously given to us. That may be finances, resources, learning, or training but it is all for God's Kingdom!
“And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.” —Acts 2:47
The Kingdom of God is always growing as evidenced in the Book of Acts where the “number” of those being added to the Kingdom of God is referenced many times. St. James Church must be released by the Lord to think larger than our current membership so that we may truly see God's Kingdom grow and also imagine new congregations and other works that will be birthed here.