Mission and Covenant

 

As members of Alta Vista Church we do covenant with God and with one another that by the power of the Holy Spirit working in us and through us…

 

We Shall proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and demonstrate its life changing power through acts of service and love, to one another, to our community and to the world. (Lk.4: 18, 19; Jn.17: 18; Mt. 28:18-20; Jn.13: 34, 35; Jn.15: 12, 13; Rom. 13: 8; 1Thes.3: 12, 13; 1Thes.4: 8-12; 1Jn.3: 11-18, 23, 24; 1Jn.4: 7-21)    

 

We Shall fulfill the great commission by preaching the gospel, teaching the word, baptizing believers and bearing witness for Christ according to the pattern of Acts 1:8. (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1: 8)

 

We Shall commit ourselves to the life long process of personal discipleship in the obedient pursuit of Christ like character. (2 Tim. 2: 15; 2 Peter 1: 5-10; Prov.4: 20-27; Phil.3: 13, 14)

 

We Shall become ministers of reconciliation, every disciple a disciple maker. (1Cor. 12; Eph. 4: 7-16; Mt. 28: 18-20; Rom. 12: 1-9; Mk.10: 43, 44)

 

We Shall as the salt of this earth seek to preserve righteousness and resist all spiritual and moral decay in ourselves and in the world around us. (Mt.5: 13; Mk.9: 50; Lk.14: 34; Eph.5:11)

 

We Shall as the light of this world let our light so shine before men that they will see our good works, glorify our Father in heaven and see clearly the way to faith in Christ Jesus. (Matt. 5: 14-16; Eph.5: 8-13)

 

We Shall invest our time, our treasure and our talents for God’s profit and glory. (Matt. 24: 42-47; Lk.12: 35-44)

 

We Shall be faithful till He comes.  (Rev.3: 11; Rev. 22: 12)