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What Matters

The Vision, Mission, and Core Beliefs of Concord Community Church

 
 

Four words summarize the overall mission and vision of our church: Knowing, Loving, Serving, and Reaching. Every ministry, every activity, and everything we do strives to meet these objectives.

 
 

Knowing

Our teaching and preaching are grounded in Scripture, designed to equip Christ’s followers with the type of knowledge that brings heart change and cultural transformation.

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.
— John 4:23-24 (NIV)
 
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
— 1 John 4:7-9 (NIV)

Loving

We believe that because of the greatest display of love—God sacrificing his son to redeem sinners—we (as redeemed sinners) are forever indebted to love God and to love others. We are to devote ourselves as living sacrifices for the service of love in Christ.

 
 

Serving

The Church is a dynamic and organic entity; Concord Community is one part of the larger body of Christ. We celebrate the various gifts among our members and acknowledge that each exists in service to one another and for the glory of God.

It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
— Ephesians 4:11-16 (NIV)
 
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
— Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)

Reaching

Christians are commanded to tell the good news of Jesus Christ. Created for outreach, we are committed to taking the gospel outside the walls of Concord Community. We desire to see the nations evangelized so that more people claim Christ as Lord and Savior.

 

Core Beliefs

There is one God who we know as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Bible is fully given by God in order to lead us to faith and Christian living.

That we are born with a sinful nature.

That Jesus died for all mankind.

Through God’s grace we can be both saved and sanctified.

The Holy Spirit in us is the evidence of God’s work.

The Lord will return to us and there will be a final judgment.

 

The Nazarene denomination is a Protestant Christian Church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. To learn more about Nazarene beliefs, visit the International Church of the Nazarene.

Concord Community Church is a proud member of the Midsouth Nazarene District.