Our mission is all about Jesus. Two verses of Scripture clarify our mission as a church:
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God will 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. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Jesus said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
These two verses define our mission as Christ-followers. We use a simple statement to help us remember this mission and to clarify our focus on these core elements.
Our Mission is to be a people of God who are committed to “Loving Jesus, Becoming Like Jesus, and Sharing Jesus” with the world.
Keeping It Simple
We desire to be a church that is not overly complicated with overlapping programs and events. We are dedicated to providing effective and impactful ministries, both inside and outside the church walls, making the best use of time and resources.
Everyone needs vision to get where they are going. Our hope is that everyone at Alexandria Covenant Church is headed towards becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. People are not born followers, they become followers. At Alexandria Covenant we believe that there are steps that a person needs to take to becoming a follower of Christ.
If you’re seeking to know if the Bible is true and God is real, stick around, we are convinced you will discover that Jesus is the answer for your life. If you believe that Jesus is who He claims to be and did what the Bible says that He did, don’t stop there, He wants to lead you to greater service. If you’re following Jesus, you’re on the top rung, life is all about following the Master. You never become the master, you always remain the follower. And therefore, stay in step and walk with Him wherever He leads you.
Here are six essentials or core values that drive the ministries of Alexandria Covenant Church.
We accept and love one another just as God has accepted and loves us.
2. Bible Based
We accept the Bible as our instruction manual for living out our faith and conduct in the context of a community of believers.
We are under the authority of God’s Word, the Bible. We no longer live by our own authority but we submit to the teaching of the scriptures as the rule of our lives for faith, conduct, and community.
We seek to be unified in one heart and one mind under the authority of Jesus Christ in all decisions relating to the mission and ministry of ACC.
We are connected as a fellowship of believers. We believe that everyone who follows Jesus Christ is united in Jesus Christ. We are called brothers and sisters in Christ. Our fellowship extends beyond the walls of our congregation to all who share the love and mission of Jesus. Our church is connected with the Evangelical Covenant Church who we partner with in mission around the world.
4. Missional Intent
We are committed to preaching the gospel in word and deed in hopes of reaching lost people with the message of Jesus Christ.
We are committed to the whole mission of the church. God calls us to love him and others wholeheartedly. He also calls us to go into the whole world to proclaim God’s Good News and to make disciples of Jesus, baptizing them and teaching people to obey everything Jesus has commanded. Following Jesus’ example, we also want to minister to those who are sick, poor, hungry, lonely, or oppressed.
5. Spirit Led
We will depend on the Holy Spirit for guidance and direction as God graciously uses us to be His ambassadors.
We consciously depend on the Holy Spirit. The Spirit lives and moves in and among believers, and gives gifts to each believer for the benefit of others. We continually invite the Holy Spirit to produce fruit in our lives, resulting in Christ-like character and an ability to be used by God to divinely touch the lives of others.
We recognize the value and importance of each and every person.
We have freedom and flexibility within the context of Biblical love. We are free to disagree on things which have been divisive for Christians. We want to keep the main thing the main thing. Our goal is not that we would all be the same, but that real unity be expressed in the midst of our differences.