To “know Christ” in the Scriptures means more than merely attaining information. It has to do with both understanding and experience. We want people to understand the Gospel and experience the life-changing power of Jesus. We believe that this pursuit of more intimate knowledge of Christ never ends, since the riches of Christ are “unsearchable” (Eph. 3:8). We want unbelievers to come to know Christ as Lord and Savior and for the believer to press on to know Christ more (Phil. 3:10).
Every week we will gather for corporate worship, the study of the Scriptures, prayer, fellowship, taking the Lord’s Supper, and the giving of our offerings – all of it – that we may know Christ more and more. Personally, we also want to help people know Christ more intimately through daily spiritual practices.
We long to see believers grow into the image and likeness of Christ. To accomplish this, we are committed to helping form healthy “Growth Groups.” These Growth Groups are sermon-based small groups (see Sticky Church) that will meet weekly in homes to live out the “one anothers” in Scripture. The groups will practice the following:
- Study and discussion of the previous Sunday’s sermon
- Freedom to digress
- Local ministry projects
We see these Growth Groups as necessities for church members. To become a covenant member of Imago Dei Church, one must complete the membership process, and one of the covenant requirements is participation in a growth group.
We believe that Jesus calls every believer to be a missionary. Together, we are to “go into the world and make disciples of all nations.”
Our method for engaging the world is the practice of good deeds and the proclamation of good news.
We summarize our global plan with the acronym “P.E.A.C.E.”
Evangelize the World
Aid the Poor and the Sick
Care for the Orphan and the Oppressed
We want to help equip you to fulfill your role as a missionary in the culture. We want to live out this plan daily and also take trips through the year to live it out globally.