Our Purpose

We exist to Glorify God by being Deeply Rooted in Christ, to . . .

LOVE Him...
“The godly will flourish like trees and grow strong. For they are transplanted into the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green.” -Psalm 92:12-14 (NLT)

LEARN His Ways and...
“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season, and its leaves does not wither and whatever he does, he prospers.” -Psalm 1:1-3 (NASB)

LIVE His Life.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, as they go right on producing delicious fruit.” (NLT)

Scriptural Basis:
“They will be called Oaks of Righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” -Isaiah 61:3 (NASB)

Spirit-led Strategy:
Under God’s direction (John 15:5-8) the Elders and Staff are obeying His lead to better reflect His design and dream with a message and an image that would best represent the qualities of a spiritually healthy and mature congregation as modeled by Christ Jesus.

As your leaders, we are also convinced this new portrait (name, label, logo) will further communicate our God-given values (Grounded - Ephesians 3:17-19; Growing – Ephesians 4:15-16; Giving – Ephesians 5:1-2) to others both locally and abroad in a manner that they can better identify with, while expressing the hope God has for them.

Symbol of Strength:
A Mighty Oak Tree

Significance Communicated:
Represents an image and portrait of strength, stability, longevity, prominence, health, fruitfulness, generosity.