Over the years, Lucy has consistently sought to obey the Great Commission of our Lord both locally and around the world. We have participated in gospel ministry through prayers, monetary gifts, and service. Lucy has a history of faithful and generous giving in support of missions. Many of our members have gone out from us as missionaries and as leaders in other churches. It is our hope that God will continue to use us to carry the torch of the gospel faithfully and to pass it on to future generations.
The purpose of our church is simple:
- Love God
- Love People
- Make Disciples
Jesus told his disciples that the two greatest commandments are "love the Lord your God" and "love your neighbor as yourself" (Matt. 22:37-39). Before he ascended into heaven, Jesus also commissioned his followers to disciple the nations and baptize people into the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit (Matt. 28:18-20). We derive our mission as a church from these words of our Lord.
The person and work of Jesus is at the heart of the Christian faith. Christians often use the word "gospel" to refer to the "good news" of what Jesus has done on behalf of those who trust in him. The apostle Paul described it like this:
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures" - 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.
We believe that the truth of what Christ accomplished on the cross is something that should be shared with nonbeliever and believer alike. The gospel of Christ is not only a source of salvation for those who are lost and without hope, but also a source of edification for those who are trusting in Christ.
The goal of all of the ministry we do is to make this good news known to those who are without Christ and to bring it to bear on those who are striving to live a life of faithful service to Jesus.