about us




mission statement

We exist to make and become fully devoted followers of Christ through the renewing and transforming power of the gospel for the glory of God.

 

Core Values:

 Passionately God-Centered

We are passionate about putting God at the center of everything we do as a church and as individuals. We strive to draw attention to the greatness of God and to glorify Him in what we do, say, think and plan. We will be bold in declaring our love for God, giving thanks for His many blessings and making known and remembering what He has done. (1 Chronicles 16: 8-12, 23-26; Psalm 115:1; 1 Corinthians 10:31)

Dependent on God

We are committed to daily intimate fellowship with God. Through steadfast prayer, we glorify God by honoring His name, seeking His kingdom, and submitting to His will. It is our individual and corporate responsibility to ensure that all aspects of life, ministry and fellowship are preceded, undergirded, and empowered by prayer. We believe that nothing of lasting eternal value will happen apart from dependent and faith-driven prayer. (Luke 11: 1-12; Ephesians 3:20-21; Colossians 4:2)

Rooted in the Word of God

 We are committed to God’s Word as our exclusive foundation. The Bible is our reference point for truth. All teaching, practice, and life transformation is shaped by God’s truth as revealed in the Scriptures. We will devote ourselves to preaching, teaching and applying God’s Word. (2 Timothy 3: 16-17; Hebrews 4:12)

Grace-Driven Transformation

 We are passionate about the Gospel’s power to bring about long-lasting transformation into the image of Christ. Our gratefulness for God’s saving grace through Christ positions and motivates us to eagerly and intentionally cooperate with the Holy Spirit and access the empowering grace of God in a life-long process of being made more like Jesus. (Philippians 1:6; Titus 2: 11-14; 2 Peter 3:18)

Becoming Fully Devoted Followers of Christ

We see discipleship as a lifelong commitment to follow Jesus as we increasingly strive to learn from and obey Him, abide in Him, and sacrifice for His sake and for the sake of the Gospel. We will live out our lives and give our resources to Christ for the expansion of His Kingdom. (Matthew 9: 23-27; Luke 9: 23-27; John 15: 5-8)

Committed to One Another

 We are committed to the local church because it is the principal place where God is working out his purpose in the world and in people’s lives. We believe that active participation in the church advances God’s purpose and is essential for the spiritual growth of individual followers of Christ. We are committed to demonstrating Christ’s love and grace to the world by the way we treat each other. We will encourage, love, build up, disciple, forgive and admonish one another. We will pray for and with one another, honor each other, be patient with one another and rejoice together. (Romans 10: 12,13; Ephesians 4:16; Hebrews 10: 24-25; 1 John 3: 16-18)

Actively Serving

 We are committed to discover and put to use our unique, God-given gifts and abilities. With kind and humble hearts we will serve the Lord and one another with God’s grace and the strength He alone provides. We will encourage one another to serve enthusiastically and be hospitable. (Joshua 24:15; Romans 14: 17-19; 1 Peter 4:10-11)

Intentional Outreach

 We are committed to the Great Commission. We will proclaim the Gospel and its life-changing impact to one another through our preaching, teaching, worship and relationships. We will boldly and lovingly live out this truth in our homes, in our communities and in the world. (Matthew 28: 18-20; Romans 10: 13-15)

Authentic and Passionate Worship

 We are created for one primary purpose: to worship the Triune God. We desire to accomplish this through every aspect of our ministry. God alone is worthy of all praise, honor and glory that is due to Him for who He is and for what He has done for us in Christ. We believe that worshipping God begins in our hearts, rooted in the truth of who God is. We will have a lifestyle of worship as a community of believers and as individuals. (Psalm 100; John 4: 23-24; Romans 12: 1-2; Revelation 4:11)

 

 









orchard community church, greece, ny