purpose & Vision

Our Purpose Statement

Loving God, Loving People, Serving the World 

( Matthew 22:37-40; Matthew 20:26-28; Matthew 28:18-20)

Loving God

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." (Matthew 22:37)

Everything we are begins with God. He didn’t even spare his own son in demonstrating his love for us and nothing can separate us from his love. We love him because he first loved us.

Loving People

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another." (John 13:34)

Because God first loved us, we are able to love each other beyond our natural capacity. We believe our relationships with one another help us know Jesus better as we spur one another along in the gospel.

Serving the World

"I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth." (Isaiah 49:6)

Jesus gave his life out of love for the people of this world. We will not neglect our calling to make disciples of all nations. We will not neglect the needs of the poor and the outcast in our community. We will believe God is bigger than the challenges we face to impact the world for his glory

Our Vision Statement

Our vision is to lead the people of Paris and surrounding communities into a growing relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Changing lives, one heart at a time, for the glory of God, making disciples, and reaching the world.