GATHER GLORIFY GROW

 

God is the Creator of all things and they were created for Him and His purpose (Col. 1:16-17). God knew sin would enter the world.  Sin separates us from our Creator (Isaiah 59:2). Before time began, God planned to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth to be the ultimate sacrifice for sin (2 Tim. 1:9).  Only through Jesus may we be reconciled back to God.  Because of His amazing gift, the mission of the Mt. Zion church of Christ is to:

 

GATHER

Clear Biblical evidence supports the call for the church to gather.  When we meet together, Jesus Christ is in our midst (Matt 18:20) and we seek to stir one another to love and good works.  We gather to encourage (Hebrews 10:24-25).  We have a deep desire to assemble with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  We gather on the first day of the week to study the Word of God and worship in the morning and evening.  We also look forward to coming together on Wednesday nights for Bible classes.  Love and zeal among the saints consistently draws us together for common meals and bonding activities.

 

GLORIFY

Ultimately our passion is to glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31).  This is the purpose of our existence and we make every facet of our life reflect our desire.  One way we bring glory to God is through worship.  During worship we are eager to sing (Psalm 96:19), praise (Psalm 96:4-9), pray, listen to His word being shared, commune with our brothers and sisters in Christ to remember the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins (Acts 20:7) and to give back a portion of our earnings (1 Cor. 16:2).  Our lives have been put to death and we no longer live for our selfish desires, but for the desires of God.  He is glorified when we accomplish his work (John 17:4) and seek to serve others (1 Corinthians 10:23-31).

 

GROW

We refuse to be complacent in our knowledge and in our faith.  We hunger and thirst for the Word of God because we desire to grow (Romans 4:20).  We want to be conformed to the image of our savior, Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29).  This is not a concept we take lightly.  We grow by purposely studying scripture individually, with our families and with the church (2 Tim 3:16).

Growing the kingdom of God is not optional (Matthew 28:16-20).  That means reaching out much further than the walls we assemble in.  We refuse to ever be satisfied with our growth.  We grow His kingdom through missionaries and by being actively involved in our community and acknowledging those who are eternally lost.  Realizing the multitude of souls currently headed down a path that leads to an eternal hell has dramatic implications on the way we live and interact in the world.

 

 

We invite those not identified with the Mt. Zion church of Christ to join us in this journey that leads to our Creator and an eternal inheritance in Heaven that cannot be destroyed.