Every church needs to have a purpose statement that answers the question, “why do we exist?” Our purpose at Jacksonville Worship Center is summarized in a single statement:
“To reach people with the life changing message of Jesus that they might become fully devoted, Spirit-Led followers of Christ.”
Our statement of purpose is based on two teachings of Jesus:
Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart …soul and …mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40)
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe…” Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. (Mark 16:15-20)
Jacksonville Worship Center exists:
• To worship God with sincere expression and experience His presence.
• To share the Good News of Jesus with others.
• To connect with other believers in authentic relationships.
• To prepare disciples to fulfill their purpose.
• To encourage leaders in their God-given calling.