Mission Statement

“To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known!”
 
 
Vision Statement
“St. Andrew Lutheran Church is a community-focused congregation committed to glorifying God and proclaiming Christian care and ministry to all segments of our church family. We proclaim the Bible as The Word of our Living God and provide this ministry based on Prayer, Bible Study, and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ for all.”
 
 
 
 
In our mission to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our community and to grown our congregation both spiritually and numerically, we have begun a new ministry focus called P.E.W.S. in which we are focusing on these four key areas: Prayer, Evangelism & Outreach, Worship, and Service & Hospitality.
 

PPrayer

becomes the lifestyle of our church, not just a life activity
  • Prayer is…
    • A conversation with God
    • Worship
    • An effort to join our hearts with God’s heart
    • A time to seek God’s provision
    • A time to seek God’s forgiveness
    • A time to seek deliverance and protection from sin and temptation
  • “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thes. 5:16-18).

EEvangelism & Outreach are done intentionally and by all

  • Evangelism is our primary job as Christians.
    • “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:18-20a).
  • With our church leaders leading by example, our church will become a church that seeks out the lost in our community and across the world so that we may bring them the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    • Prayerfully identify individuals who have not come to faith in Christ
    • Identify creative ways to draw those individuals to the church
      • The church is lovingly powerful when it is connected to its community in outreach.
    • Share the gospel in a grace-filled, loving, and compassionate way

WWorship is made a priority in the lives of our members and done passionately

  • Worship is our primary response to the acts of God in the world and in our lives, therefore it should be made a priority in our lives
    • “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved” (Acts 2:42, 46-47).
      • We need to order our lives around worship
      • We need to stop ordering worship around our lives
    • “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker” (Psalm 95:6).
  • Worship should be passionate
    • “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” (Psalm 150:6).
    • “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water” (Psalm 63:1).
    • We will seek creative ways to ignite passionate worship in our church

SService & Hospitality are both done cheerfully and with purpose

  • One of the primary ways that we are called to love each other and those outside of the church is through service.
    • “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Pet. 4:10).
    • “But through love serve one another” (Gal. 5:13b).
    • “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Gal. 6:10).
  • We want to be known as a church that provides cheerful hospitality to all.
    • “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling” (1 Peter 4:9).
    • “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” (Heb. 13:2).