Associate Pastor Tony Butler Lessons of Life-The Prodigal Son
1. To provide sound Biblical teaching so that Believers may learn and grow unto Spiritual Maturity
2. To provide an environment for Believers to function as “salt and light” to their fellow Believers, community and the world
3. To proclaim the glory of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Celebrity of the universe.
The first is achieved though consistent presentation of Isagogical, Categorical and Exegetical (ICE) Bible teaching so that every Believer can come to understand the “mind of Christ” (1 Cor 2:16). Our goal is to nurture Believers unto Spiritual Maturity, promote personal relationships with the Godhead and one another, to teach Believers to operate out of the grace assets provided by the Holy Spirit and Bible Doctrine and foster the capacity for victory in every test of life by faith in God’s provisions.
The second purpose is attained through training Believers to recognize and function in their own Spiritual Gift, to encourage them to gifted service both within and outside the church body. We encourage church-supported ministries as well as individual Believer initiatives. These ministries include physical assistance and Spiritual edification to other Believers and evangelism of unbelievers in the community and throughout the world.
The third purpose is fulfilled as the church is built up and fulfills it earthly mission. Christ is glorified through His Word, as it is taught and as it is applied in Believers’ lives. He is glorified as His love and grace is manifested through the Church as His Ambassadors here on earth. He is glorified as we proclaim His victory over sin and death won on the cross and evidenced by His resurrection. He is glorified as we teach the gospel of salvation to a lost world which is received through faith alone in Christ alone.