The vision of Christ Church as a whole is described as a dance in three movements:
An upward movement of worship and praise.
An inward movement of education and fellowship.
An outward movement of service and support.
in the words of our mission statement, Christ Church is a dynamic parish experience through which you and your family can better "...know Christ and make him known." Our vision as Christ Church Children's Ministry together with the Living Water Lutheran congregation is:
"To Raise up people to grow in faith, live faithfully and to share faith".
This carries out our church's mission by bringing church and family together to make a greater impact on the faith of the next generation.
Our Ministry Philosophy and Strategy
In Christ Church Children’s Ministry we believe that there are 2 powerful influences in this world:
Church and Family.
They exist because God created them to tell His Story; to tell the world who He is and what He has done and will do.
Each of these 2 powerful influences has a distinct and essential task that God has designed them to do.
God directs the Church to shine a light in the darkness, to highlight who He is and reveal His son, Jesus Christ, so that the world can know Him personally. We represent the Church by the color yellow because it’s distinct and essential task is to illuminate.
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth.)” Ephesians 5:8-9
“…for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life…” Philippians 2:13-16a
“These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your
God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the
Jordan to possess, so that you, your children and their children after them may
fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and
commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so
that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land
flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers,
promised you. Hear, O
“Jesus replied: '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.” Matthew 22:37-39
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