We not only want people to know Christ as savior but also to know Him in a deep and abiding relationship. In the Great Commission Jesus vitally linked evangelism and discipleship. We can say that our function is to lead people to KNOW JESUS.
Of course, another of our vital functions is the worship of the Lord. We worship him because we love him. We can say that we are to LOVE JESUS.
Another word for ministry is service. We are to serve the Lord through our ministry in and through the church so that we can grow in the Lord and so that people can see Christ in us. We can say that one of our functions is to SERVE JESUS.
So our ministry statement is: First Baptist Church Sherwood: KNOWING, LOVING, SERVING
MISSION STATEMENT: Why do we seek to lead people to KNOW, LOVE, and SERVE Jesus? We do so because it glorifies our God and that's the desire of the believer's heart. [Ephesians 1:12; 3:21]
Our mission is to: Glorify Christ By "KNOWING, LOVING, and SERVING HIM."