Our vision as a church is to be A Church in the World.
In the New Testament the church was not a building. It was the people inside the building who were followers of Jesus that had gathered together to worship God. The Fields Church was planted in hopes of building up and sending out the church (people) into the world to fulfill the commission of Christ to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20). To do this, every one of us must live on mission to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the context of relationships.
In the World
Jesus says in Matthew 13:38, “The field is the world and the good seed are the sons of the kingdom.” As followers of Jesus, Sons of the Kingdom, we are to plant our lives in the field of the world. We should never isolate ourselves from those who don't know or love Jesus, we should live among them. Jesus said we should be in the world, but not of the world (John 17:14-18).
In John 4:35 Jesus said, "Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest." The world has always been and is still in need of restoration. God is still working in the lives of people all around the world. It our desire and prayer to be a church that lives out our Christian faith in the world in hopes of growing deep roots in the gospel of Jesus and multiplying our faith in others.
One way we are aiming to do this is by partnering, serving, and gathering in our local YMCA. Want to know more about why the Y?
Our mission is to glorify God by making disciples of all nations through the truth of Jesus in the context of relationships. To fulfill this mission, we have broken it down into 5 categories of focus that drive all of our efforts as a church. These 5 categories outline everything we do on our website, during new membership classes, and at every members' meeting:
To glorify God | Worship
by making disciples | Discipleship
of all nations | Missions
through the truth of Jesus | Gospel
in the context of relationships | Community
The 6 Seeds of The Fields are 6 core values we hold dear as a church! Click here to listen to our 6 Seeds sermon series.
F | Family
Family of God (Ephesians 2:13-19, ESV)
I | Intentionality
Intentional not additional (John 20:21, ESV)
E | Endurance
Run with endurance (Hebrews 12:1-2, ESV)
L | Love
Love for one another (John 13:35, ESV)
D | Diversity
All things to all people (1 Corinthians 9:22, ESV)
S | Servanthood
Not to be served, but to serve (Mark 10:45, ESV)