Our Mission, Purpose and Vision
Our Mission Statement
As a community of people united in the Love of God through Christ Jesus and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we “Reach Out With God’s Love” through . . .
► Worship: Which glorifies God, celebrates our faith and invites others to faith in Christ;
► Discipleship: which enables people to grow as faithful disciples and equips them for ministry in the world;
► Fellowship & Hospitality: We welcome and extend the love of Christ and cultivate caring relationships with others that draw us to Christ;
► Ministries of Outreach & Witness: Which fulfills Christ's mission in our community and throughout the world;
► Gift Oriented Service: Where we discover and use our gifts to minister to the needs of the body of Christ.
Our Vision Statement
We are being called by God to be a Christ centered community minded congregation, which is primarily composed of people from the Lillian area, but also people from all over S.E. Baldwin Co. and S.W. Escambia Co.
We reach out to ALL God’s children so as to bear witness to the wholeness of the Kingdom of God and are grounded in our Methodist/ Wesleyan tradition which is:
► Christ-centered: Focused on the life, words, way and spirit of Jesus as proclaimed in the Gospels.
► Biblically-rooted Small Groups: Encouraging a spiritually alive, faithful study of the Bible, using resources which are appropriate to a diverse body of people.
► Warm-hearted: A joy filled, loving, laughing congregation which experiences the grace of God in Jesus Christ in personal and positive ways.
► Open-minded: A place where people search, think, question and honestly express their growing experience of the faith in an accepting and affirming atmosphere.
► Mission-directed: Committed to a strong sense of mission to the community and the world.
► Connectional Commitment: As a part of the United Methodist Church we see ourselves as a leader and supporter of the connectional ministries in which we share. We will continue to make meeting our fair share of apportionments a priority and will also support the overall mission and ministries of the United Methodist Church.