Our Purpose

From a doctrinal standpoint, it is our purpose to search out truth in the Word of God, and in the face of Jesus Christ (John 5:39; 2 Cor. 4:6).  We seek knowledge of Him who is "the fulness of the Godhead bodily" (Col. 2:9); the One Who is 'the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person" (Hebr. 1:3); "the Head to the Church which is His Body" (Eph. 1:21-22; 4:15-16; Col. 1:18).  We desire also a better understanding of the "hope of His calling" (Eph. 1:18; Col. 1:27; 3:4).  We want the Word to be the corrective for our errors (2 Tim. 3:16-17); and a light unto our pathway (Ps. 119:105).

From a practical standpoint, we desire to "grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3:18).  We want to know Him better (Eph. 1:17-23), trust Him more completely and serve Him more effectively (Eph. 2:20).  We seek to "walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called" (Eph. 4:1).  We believe this can only be accomplished as we are "rightly dividing the Word of Truth" (2 Tim. 2:15), and "try the things that differ" (Phil. 1:10).  This alone will keep us from the "tradition of men" (Col. 2:8).

From a collective standpoint, as a body of believers, we seek to establish a channel or "a door of utterance" (Col. 4:3), whereby we may teach and preach Christ in all the Scriptures; but with particular emphasis upon "the dispensation of the grace of God" (Eph. 3:2); and "the dispensation (fellowship) of the secret" (Eph. 3:9).  We desire to proclaim "the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Eph. 3:8) for the salvation of the sinner, and the sanctification of the saint.