Real Faith...Real People
We exist to see lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ one person at a time. This was the heart of Christ Himself. Jesus said in Luke 19:10 - "For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." We believe the gospel changes everything.
We pursue our vision by making disciples and engaging our community and world for Christ.
The mission is based on the 2 most important commands that Jesus gave us.
The first command begins with our relationship with God. It is referred to the "Great Commandment."
In Mark 12:30-31 Jesus said, "And you shall 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, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
The second command is referred to as the "Great Commission."
We exist to make disciples who make disciples. A disciple is one who knows and follows Christ (head), is being changed by Jesus (heart), and is committed to the mission of Christ (hands). We want to see people have an encounter with Jesus, begin a personal relationship with Him, grow in their faith as a follower of Jesus, and reproduce themselves by making other disciples.
In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus said, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Love - Love God and Love People. Mark 12:30-31 - "And you shall 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, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
Grow - Growing in Christ and with others. We exist to make disciples who make disciples. Bellview is not just a church you go to or join, but it's a people you belong to. 2 Peter 3:18 - "but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..."
Serve - Serving the church and serving others. In Matthew 20:28 Jesus said, "Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." We serve others by using our gifts to serve the church and we serve others by engaging our community and world for Christ to reach those who are far from God.