Mission Statement

Our mission is to Grow in our relationship with Christ, Engage in our community to share His love and Transform our world into His likeness.

Grow

We strive to grow in our relationship with Christ through the divine inspiration of the Holy Bible, prayer, encouragement and fellowship with one another of the church.  We believe that as we grow the Holy Spirit empowers us live out God’s will.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, (Eph 1:17-18 NIV)

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: (Phi 2:1-5 NIV)

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. (2Pe 3:18 NIV)

Engage

As Jesus commissioned the disciples to go out and make disciples, we must do likewise.  By engaging with our community we have an opportunity to extend a helping hand and the love of Christ to the lost, hurt and broken people around us.

For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.' "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' "He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' (Mat 25:42-45 NIV)

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, (Mat 28:19 NIV)

Transform

As we grow and engage, we are transformed by the Holy Spirit into the image of Jesus Christ.  Through this transformation and with the love of Christ, we can be vessels to further the Kingdom of God by our witness and example.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual1 act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Rom 12:1-2 NIV)

Staunton First Church of God
1850 Shutterlee Mill Road
Staunton, Virginia 24401

Phone: (540) 886-5432
E- Mail: svacog@gmail.com