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Why Do We Exist?

 

“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24, NIV).

We believe that Scripture is clear in explaining why the church exists.  The church exists to exalt and worship God (see above) as well as to reach people for Christ (see below).  The Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church keeps these Biblical mandates at the heart of all it does.

We seek to worship God with our daily living, singing, prayer and the study of His Word.

We seek to reach people for Christ by:

  • Finding ways to reach those outside of the church and without faith in Jesus Christ as Savior (the One and only way to God) and Lord (ruler or director).  Jesus said in Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost” (NIV).

  • Building believers in the Christian faith.  Jesus told His people in Matthew 28:20, “ . . . [Teach] them [believers] to obey everything I have commanded you . . .” (NIV).

  • Sending mature Christians into the world to repeat the process.  Jesus said in Matthew 28:19, “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 . . .” (NIV).

Further,  being an Advent Christian congregation, we feel we should emphasize the following Biblical teachings that define our uniqueness:

  • The Second Advent of Jesus Christ;

  • Holy Living;

  • The Resurrection;

  • Conditional Immortality;

  • Evangelism;

  • Betterment of Society;

  • Stewardship; and

  • Self-control.