Mission and Covenant

As members of Alta Vista Church we do covenant with God and with one another, that by the power of the Holy Spirit working in us and through us, we will fulfill the following mission.

 

We will, proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, and demonstrate its life changing power, through acts of service and love, to one another, to our community and to the world. (Mt. 24:14; Jn.17: 18; Lk. 4:18,19; Mt. 28:18-20; Jn.13: 34, 35; Jn.15: 12, 13; 1Thes.3: 12, 13; 1Thes.4: 9-12; 1Jn.3: 17-18, 23, 24; 1Jn.4: 7-21)   

 

We will, fulfill the great commission, by making disciples, teaching the word, baptizing believers and bearing witness for Christ according to the pattern of Acts 1:8. (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1: 8)

 

We will, commit ourselves to the life long process of personal discipleship, in the obedient pursuit of Christ like character. (2 Tim. 2: 15; 2 Peter 1: 5-10; Prov.4: 20-27; Phil.3: 13, 14)

 

We will, become ministers of reconciliation, every member a minister, every disciple a disciple maker. (2 Cor. 5:17-21; 1Cor. 12; Eph. 4: 7-16; Mt. 28: 18-20; Rom. 12: 1-9; Mk.10: 43, 44)

 

We will, as the salt of this earth, seek to preserve righteousness and resist all spiritual and moral decay in ourselves, in our church, and in the world around us. (Mt.5: 13; Mk.9: 50; Lk.14: 34; Eph.5:11)

 

We will, as the light of this world, let our light so shine before men that they will see our good works, glorify our Father in heaven and see clearly the way to faith in Christ Jesus. (Matt. 5: 14-16; Eph.5: 8-13; John 8:12; 9:5; 12:35,36 ; 1Jn.1:6,7; 2:8-11 )

 

We will, invest our time, our treasure and our talents for God’s profit and glory. (Matt. 24: 42-47; Matt. 25:14-30; 31-46; Lk.12: 35-44)

 

We will, be faithful till He comes.  (Rev.3: 11; Rev. 22: 12)