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Our Purposes:  Why we exist as a church?

We exist to introduce people to Jesus, to connect them to His family, to develop them to become just like Christ, to equip them for ministry in the church and their life mission in the world, in order to worship God with every part of their lives.

There are five purposes that come out of two great verses of the bible:

  • The Great Commandment: “Jesus said, ‘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 Prophets hang on these two commandments.'” Matt. 22:36-40
  • The Great Commission: “Jesus said, ‘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 I have commanded you .'” Matt. 28:19-20

Purpose 1 - Surrender“Baptize them” into God's Family

 We help people connect to the Fathers love and become MEMBERS of His Family.

  • “And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; Matt. 3:17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”” (Matt 3:16–17 ESV)

There are three things that happen to us when we are baptized into Christ.  Laughing

Jesus gives us a new life - We are born again!

The Father gives us a new name - We are the "Beloved son, daughter of God"

The Holy Spirit gives us His power to love like Jesus did.  - We are empowered for His mission.  

Purpose 2 - Cultivate “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

 We help people cultivate their lives so they can find their MINISTRY.

Purpose 3 -  OBEY“Teach them to obey ...”

 We help people by teaching them to obey God's Word which leads them to MATURITY.

Purpose 4 - Reach“Go and make disciples.”

We equip people reach others with God's Love and fulfill their MISSION.

Purpose 5 - Enjoy “Love God with all your heart, .... soul and ....mind.”

We help people enjoy God's Presence in worship in order to MAGNIFY Him with their lives.

“At The Stadium Vineyard, we believe that a great commitment to the GREAT COMMANDMENT and the GREAT COMMISSION will grow a great Christian and Church!”

This foundation leads us to our church mission:  To Know Christ and to make Him Visible

"I gave up all that inferior stuff so I could know Christ personally, experience his resurrection power, be a partner in his suffering, and go all the way with him to death itself".  Phil. 3:10

"For this is eternal life, that they may know the only true God, and the Son He has sent." John 17:3

 

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