Presbyterian Church exists
to ignite a movement of the Gospel by transforming the
lives of people by:
Offering the Gospel
Enriching the Church.
Cities, the Southern Tier and beyond to the whole
ignite a passion for God, a love for one another and a
burden for sharing the Best News.”
Is The Mission
Of A Church?
church exists to advance Christ’s kingdom through
the gathering and perfecting of the saints.
The church carries the Best News of the Good
Shepherd to lost sheep who are mired in sin and
desperately in need of a Savior:
“I am the Good Shepherd... and I lay down my
life for the sheep” (John 10:14-15).
Not only does the church gather lost sheep, but
the church teaches the Good Shepherd’s sheep to walk
in his ways -- for their good and his glory:
“…He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his
name’s sake” (Psalm 23:3).
are called to worship God, administer the sacraments
(of Baptism and the Lord’s Table), lead Christians
to maturity, be a gracious, forgiving community,
spread the good news of the kingdom and meet tangible
needs both within the community and outside.
passages of scripture
which seem to encapsulate all the purposes of the
church are Matthew 22:36-40 and Matthew 28:19-20
The Great Commandment:
22:36-40 - “Teacher, which is the greatest
commandment in the Law?”
“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.’
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two
The Great Commission:
28:18-20 – “Then Jesus came to them and said,
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given
to me. 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.”
are told that as a church we are in mission together to:
Love the Lord your God with all our heart.
Go and make disciples.
Teach them to obey.
Love our neighbor as ourselves.
applied to us personally, the church’s mission can be stated as:
God wants me to worship him.
God wants me to be a member of his family, the
God wants me to mature in my understanding and
application of the gospel.
God wants me to minister to others in the
God wants me to participate in his mission, the
expanding of his kingdom.
Our Mission contains the following components:
Membership, Fellowship and Pastoral Care
Maturity and Christian Education
Outreach and Networking
We need all six of these components.
Arranging the mission of our church in a
sequential process like this encourages participation
by giving us a road map we can hold on to.
Our objective is to develop disciples by the
power of the gospel.
The results we expect are changed lives, a
changed church, and a changed community.
realize our mission we want to:
Take the Gospel to people in the Tri-City area in a
culturally relevant way;
to believe in Jesus Christ, to worship Him, and to
embrace membership in His church;
Encourage and assist them to grow to Christian maturity in
for ministry to one another in the church;
for service in mission to the world in order to