Every church needs to have a purpose statement that answers the question, “why do we exist?” At Firm Foundation, we filter every idea, programme, and budget request through our purpose statement. If what we plan doesn’t help us meet our purpose, then we don’t do it. The purpose of Firm Foundation is summarized in a single sentence based on two key scriptures:
We believe a GREAT COMMITMENT to the GREAT COMMISSION and the GREAT COMMANDMENT will build a GREAT CHURCH.
Our statement of purpose is based on two teachings of Jesus: Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40).
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe…” Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. (Mark 16:15-20).
Firm Foundation exists:
- To celebrate God's presence (Worship)
- To demonstrate God's love (Ministry)
- To communicate God's Word (Evangelism)
- To assimilate God's family (Fellowship)
- To Educate God's people (Discipleship)