We have no imperative or ability to “save people.” We do, however, seek to “make disciples of all the nations.” This takes the responsibility of saving people away and frees us to love with the love of Christ. We are all called as Christians to the task of loving and making His love known. Philemon 6 says, “I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.” This is our joy.
We desire to equip our people to be agents of God’s mercy in their homes, jobs, and neighborhoods. This is a clear mission that the Lord has given to all believers. We seek to encourage each other in this task.
We desire to minister as a church that blesses our community. A good measure for any church: ‘would anyone notice if your church suddenly disappeared?’ Instead of measuring in numbers, we should measure in the way that we love our community. We have been called to Montgomery; to love the city, her inhabitants, to embrace the challenge of engaging in correcting the social ills. We financially support numerous local ministries including:
- Common Ground
- Child Evangelism Fellowship
- Friendship Mission
It is also the Lord’s command to go “throughout the world” with the Good News. While some may go on short term mission trips, it is mostly through our foreign missionaries that we are able to touch the World for the Glory of Christ. We have sent groups to local orphanages, Palmer Children’s Home in MS, and East Asia. Globally, we support missionaries in:
- Alabama (numerous organizations)
- New Orleans
- Middle East
- East Asia