our mission

 

OUR MISSION.

WE ARE FISHERS OF MEN. WE TEACH THE BIBLE. WE DREAM BIG. EXPECT BIG. 
We believe in the full authority of Scripture as the inspired Word of God. We believe in the Trinity as God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe that there is only one God, who sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins so that we may have eternal life. We believe there is no other way to obtain salvation or forgiveness for sins, other than through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. 
In Doctrine We Believe…
The infallibility of Scriptures.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
The absolute deity of Christ.
Colossians 2:9
9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,
The virgin birth of Christ.
Luke 1:34
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
The historical creation of Man.
Genesis 1 & 2
1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The freewill (choice) of every person upon this Earth.
Matthew 7:24-27
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practiceis like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
The sinful nature of Man.
Genesis 3
3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
The substitutionary death of Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:3
3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
The bodily resurrection of Christ.
Luke 24:39
39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
The literal return of Christ to Earth.
John 14:3
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
The resurrection and assignment of all people to Heaven or Hell.
Matthew 25:31-46

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

 
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
 
We, the congregation of Nevada Missouri’s First Christian Church in order to witness and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to glorify God through worship, fellowship, and service, choose to obey the Holy Spirit by: 
  • Showing love, compassion and unity within our congregation and the whole Christian community by encouraging and supporting each other in our daily lives.
  • Creating appropriate ministries as a tool for following the great commission.