Here at Spring Creek we seek to be disciples of Jesus Christ who faithfully share God’s love. We strive to continue to find new ways to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) in light of the Great Commandment (Mark 12:29-31). It is through our faith in God through Jesus Christ that we believe sharing God’s love will plant the seeds in others to help open them to the Holy Spirit’s action in their lives so that they too will become disciples of Jesus.
In an effort to hold ourselves accountable to this calling to be faithful disciples, in October 2008 we adopted the following vision and mission statement for Spring Creek:
Spring Creek Church of the Brethren will measurably increase our congregation’s participation and presence in local, national, and global communities thus strengthening our congregation and our devotion to Christ. In doing so, we will touch the lives of persons with spiritual, physical, emotional, economic, and other needs through individuals and teams who work with mission and outreach organizations to live out God’s call to ministry for Spring Creek.
In living out this vision, we seek to be faithful to Jesus’ call to be his witnesses (Acts 1:8) in Jerusalem (local), in Judea and Samaria (national), and to the ends of the earth (global). Each participant in the life of the Spring Creek Church is encouraged to consider how they can contribute their God-given gifts to live out this vision.
Many are called to hands-on work such as donating a week to help others through Brethren Disaster Ministries. Some have been trained to care for children through a Disaster Ministries child care team. Many of our youth participate in summer work camps. Locally many of our members assist with the ministries of organizations such as Derry Township Social Ministries, Love INC of Greater Hershey, and the Brethren Housing Association in Harrisburg. Our monthly HOTTT meal program provides a hot meal for individuals and families who are in need. Those who are not physically able to do the hands-on work are encouraged to support these ministries in prayer and financially as they are able.
We invite you to join us and grow with us as disciples of Jesus Christ, faithfully sharing his love and building his kingdom in our community, our nation and around the world.