CEFC Vision
 
   
       Passionately pursuing...
        
            ~a world in need of Christ 
                
                    ~full devotion to God




CEFC VISION AND DIRECTION

We believe that people matter to God so they matter to us. God bridged the unimaginable chasm between His holiness and man’s sinfulness through the death, burial, and resurrection of His son Jesus.  

 Jesus gave the disciples His vision statement for the church in the “Great Commission.” We have taken the last words of Jesus seriously and developed our vision statement from them. In Matthew 28:19 Jesus says “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”  Therefore the first part of our vision statement is Passionately pursuing a world in need of Christ.

God the Father was so passionate about pursuing us that He sent His Son Jesus to die in our place so all who believe can be reconciled to Him. That is why we are so committed to reaching the lost. We will do everything we can to share the good news with as many people who are far from Christ as we can. We encourage and model personal evangelism, hold outreach events, remove distractions from the Sunday morning service, and employ any strategy to share the love of Christ with our lost and dying world.

Jesus continued his final words to his disciples by saying in Matthew 28:20a “and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Therefore the second part of our vision statement is Passionately pursuing full devotion to God.  

Jesus’ goal for us is that we are to be disciple makers. If we only evangelize without training toward full devotion to God we overlook half of the vision Jesus has for His church. At CEFC we are passionate about teaching disciples everything Jesus has commanded them to do. We believe in teaching the full word of God to transform the lives of people in the church.  We train Christ followers in equipping classes, small groups, Bible studies throughout the week, and the Sunday morning service.   

Jesus wants us to win the lost, build Christ followers up in their faith, and equip them for service to God as they’re sent into the world to serve Him. We want to make believers who make believers. We strive to do this in a way that is culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure.

Above all we seek to foster a culture of love and unity. Christ came to pour out his love on a lost world. If we are to call ourselves Christ followers we need to be known by our love. That Christ like love will bind us together in unity. Unity as we reach lost people with the good news of salvation, and unity as we move together toward full devotion to God.