Mission and Distinctives
“Discipling all persons towards Christlikeness”
Our A.G.A.P.E. Distinctives
A loving community (Fellowship)
G rowing mature in Christ (Discipleship)
A lifestyle of worship (Worship)
P ursuing the lost (Evangelism)
E quipped to minister (Ministry)
- Loving Christian Community is Experienced.
John 13: 34,35
We experience Christian community, loving one another as Christ loves us and sharing the life of Christ in us with one another.
- Every Person is Growing towards Maturity in Christ.
We are intentionally and progressively directing all of our lives to all that Jesus commanded and our desires, character and lifestyle grow deeper and reflect more and more of Jesus.
- Our Worship is a Lifestyle that is God Focused and God Exalting.
1 Cor 10:31; Ps 27:4; John 4:24; Romans 12:1,2
We worship God, living and exalting Him in all that we do and our times of worshipping together are focused on the presence of God.
- Reaching the Lost in our Community.
We reach the lost in our community, building caring relationships and sharing the Gospel through the enabling of the Spirit and nurturing the faith of those who receive new life in Christ.
- Every Person is a Minister and is Equipped to Minister.
1Pet 2:9; Eph 4:11-13
We are equipped to minister as priests called by God and impact others holistically for Christ in our everyday lives.
DESCRIPTION OF AN AGAPE DISCIPLE
An AGAPE disciple is a believer in the finished work of Jesus’ death and resurrection;
who intentionally and progressively directs all of life to all that Jesus commanded;
whose desire to be Christlike grows deeper and more intense;
whose character and lifestyle reflect more and more that of Jesus;
whose service for Jesus is directed towards the salvation and discipleship of others.