Sunday, January 3, 2016 ~ The Church Vision and Mission

The Church Vision and Mission

VISION STATEMENT

The Coosa Valley Church of God is a church making an impact on our community by reaching out and showing God’s love in a practical way and by providing a nurturing environment where God can be fully experienced!

MISSION STATEMENT

It’s not about us, it’s all about HIM!!!

The spirit of the Coosa Valley Church of God fellowship is to come together in one accord to worship and praise God in Spirit and in truth. The Coosa Valley Church of God family is a body of believers who are concerned about the spiritual welfare of each individual. We are loving, encouraging and praying people who genuinely care about the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Above all, we desire to see the lost saved and brought into fellowship with God, through faith in Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Ghost.
We enjoy the freedom of Pentecostal worship in gospel hymns and praise worship offered up to God. We endeavor to seek God’s direction for every ministry of the Church. Our prayer is that God will always bless us in the things we do in His service.
The Vision and Mission of Coosa Valley Church of God are carried out under the following four principles:

 

  • WORSHIP ~ We want to provide an atmosphere where people can come and express themselves and feel the presence of God in their lives.
  • LEARNING ~ We want to provide a place where people can learn more about God’s Word and have a better understanding of the doctrines and principles revealed in the Scriptures.
  • CARING ~ We want to develop an atmosphere of unity and love. We want to reach out to each other in the body of Christ and provide support, encouragement and edification.
  • SHARING ~ We want to reach as many souls as possible with the gospel of Jesus Christ through any means available.

 

Luke 10:2 ~ “Therefore said he unto them, the harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.”
Matthew 9:37-38 ~ “Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”
The mission of Christ was to share the vision of a world in desperate need. The vision of the Lord Jesus Christ is the greatest challenge known to man.
The vision of a great harvest! All men everywhere are fainting, weary, bewildered, scattered, and are as sheep without a shepherd. The Lord’s vision is not only worldwide; it involves the changing of every human life on the globe.
2 Corinthians 5:17 ~ “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new.”
Galatians 6:9 ~ “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
The harvest is needful work.
Matthew 9:36 ~ “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

The harvest is great, plenteous, ripe, ready and desperate to be reaped, and must be reaped in its season.

The harvest is plentiful.

  • A harvest of children need to be reached and taught.
  • A harvest of young people needs to be reached and grounded in the Word.
  • A harvest of women needs to be reached and taught the confidence and protection of God’s love.
  • A harvest of men needs to be reached and taught the strength and security of God’s direction and care.
There is no end to the fields of harvest!

Why are there not more laborers?

  • Some reject the call of God.
  • Some postpone the call of God.
  • Some deny the call of God; they close their minds entirely.
  • Some seek a profession, a position, or a livelihood instead of really reaching out and ministering to people.
  • Some preach false gospels. They seek to propagate their own rational and ideas instead of the truth of God.
  • Some just lack enough commitment to reach out and minister.
  • Some are satisfied with the traditional ritual and approaches of religion.
  • Some are more concerned with the bureaucracy than with laboring, more concerned with carrying things on as they have always been.
The vision of a great need for prayer. Laborers are needed, but they must be the laborers of God, for the harvest is God’s. It is totally inadequate to humanly select the laborers, lay human plans, and send laborers forth in human strength. Such human action will not get the job alone. God’s call and God’s appointment are needed. Christ is saying, “Pray that God will raise up enough laborers to reach your generation, the generation for which you are immediately responsible.”

Isaiah 6:8 ~ “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”

 

Matthew 7:7 ~ “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

 

John 16:24 ~ “Hitherto have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”

 

Christ Himself prayed all night before choosing the first laborers and before sending them out on their first missionary journey. (Luke 6:12-13)
The numbers of laborers for any generation depends upon the prayers of God’s people in that generation.
The harvest is God’s. He can reap the harvest if several conditions exist.
  • If there is enough concern within our generation for the multitudes of people who are lost.
  • If there is enough prayer for laborers.
  • If there is enough commitment to surrender to His call to go.
  • If there is enough dedication to follow Him day by day and hour by hour.
  • If there is enough faith to believe Christ and the truth of the Scripture.
  • If there is enough conviction to stand true and firm through all.
Pastor Andy Lambert
{pastorandy@cvcog.church}
 

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