STATEMENT OF MISSION
"Our mission is to help people find faith in Christ and to develop Christ-like people."
STATEMENT OF VALUES
Here at Hillsboro MB Church, we are guided by a strong devotion to our confession of faith and to the following values. The first eight represent the core values that currently guide our life and mission as a church. These are referred to as our actual values. The last three represent values we believe we must become more devoted to in order to be and accomplish all that God wants for us. These are referred to as our aspirational values. It is our prayer that as we own and model these values God will work in powerful ways to enable us to accomplish our mission of helping people find faith in Christ and developing Christ-like people.
Our Actual Values
Worship: We believe people are created with a need to worship God; gathering for experiences de- signed to facilitate honest and passionate worship pleases God and draws people to him.
Bible knowledge: We agree that a growing understanding and application ofGod¹s Word is a foundational ingredient for a close and devoted relationship with Jesus.
Preaching and teaching: We value gifted preaching and teaching of God¹sWord as a primary catalyst for the transformation that God wants to accomplish in the lives of individuals and the church.
Community: We believe God calls his people to care for the needs of those within and beyond the church; we want to help people discover their God-given passions and giftedness so they can respond effectively.
Family: We believe God has established the family; to equip and nourish families with what they need to live for Christ is one of the most effective means of building God¹s Kingdom.
Children & youth: We believe children and youth are capable of lives of devotion and impact in God¹s Kingdom; we have been given the responsibility to lay the spiritual foundation that will help them continue as lifelong followers of Jesus.
Prayer: We understand that apart from God we can do nothing of spiritual significance; the primary way we express our dependence on God, both individually and corporately, is through prayer.
Connecting: We value the worldwide family of Mennonite Brethren as partners in biblical discernment, reaching people beyond our community and training young people for ministry and service.
Our Aspirational Values:
Local evangelism: We believe God is passionately reaching out to people within our reach, and is calling this church, in love, to intentionally communicate through deeds and words the way to salvation in Christ.
Grace: We believe God is calling us to show grace and forgiveness to others because God has shown grace and forgiveness to us.
Fellowship: We believe caring relationships among those who share a common love for God and His mission should permeate every aspect of church life; we will be diligent in creating environments where those relationships can flourish.
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