Foundations

VISION

Determined to make a difference, we boldly reach out with love to our neighbors and celebrate our relationship with God together.

Our vision is based on the Great Commission“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.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

and the Great Commandment“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)

 

MISSION

Celebration Community Church exists to CELEBRATE by:

  • KNOWING Christ (Phil. 3:1-11)
  • GROWING in faith (Col. 3:1-17)
  • SERVING those we meet (Matt. 25:17-30) and
  • SHARING God’s love (2 Cor. 5:16-21)

These areas are a process for growth in your journey with Jesus. Celebration’s objective is to keep moving people towards maturity by encouraging in these personal spiritual commitments. Although all four of these areas interrelate and overlap, we begin with membership in God’s family and continue by growing in each of these areas.

 

CORE VALUES

Our core values are the essentials of who we are as a church. They are our DNA and hopefully shine brightly in all that we do.

Prayer – Prayer is our essential connection to God.  “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Faith – Confident of God’s leading; we will step out boldly in faith.  “Jesus replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)

Authenticity – We will strive to be real because Christ has changed our lives.  “We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you…Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing.” (Acts   15:24, 27)

Evangelism – We will meet people where they are to share Christ’s love with them.  “Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.” (Acts 5:42)

Group Life – We are committed to faithful participation in small groups because that is where spiritual growth happens best.  “…until we all reach unity in the faith and in knowledge of the Son of God.” (Ephesians 4:13)

Worship – Our worship will be celebrative and relevant.  “Sing to the LORD a new song.” (Psalm 149:1)

Spiritual Gifts – using our spiritual gifts we will find fulfillment by serving in the life of the church.  “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others…” (1 Peter 4:10)

Multiplication – We will grow as individuals and as a church, while also planting more churches.  “I will build my church, and the gates of Hell will not overcome it.” (Matthew 16:18)