We aim to be a family of gospel-centered disciples who abide in Jesus.
Abide is one of the words English translators use to convey the Greek word meno. In John 15:4-10 the Greek word for abide is used throughout these passages 10 times (in various ways). In short, meno describes a state that begins and continues; stay, remain, dwell, live, etc.
Having abide as a church name serves as a reminder of our continuous position with Jesus. John 15:4-5 says, "Abide in me, and I in you...As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."
Our vision therefore is...
To be a family of gospel-centered disciples who abide in Jesus,
who Know Jesus and submit to His lordship
who Walk with Jesus and others in their circle of relationships, and
who Go by maximizing their unique giftedness and calling,
In order to fulfill the Great Commission locally and around the world...