Here at Spring Creek we seek to be a community of faith which is “Welcoming, Worshiping, Growing, Sharing and Serving — Together for Christ.”
Jesus tells us when we welcome a stranger, we welcome Him (Matthew 25:38, 40). The Apostle Paul encourages us to “always be ready to practice hospitality” (Romans 12:13b). As a community of faith, we welcome everyone: skeptics, seekers, saints, and sinners.
Jesus said that the true worshipers “will worship the Father in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24). In our times of worship together, we seek to provide opportunities which will offer a glimpse of the reality of God. Our worship centers on God, and we honor Him for who He is and what He has done for us through His Son, Jesus Christ. We strive to give opportunities to experience God’s forgiveness and grace and to respond to His call to serve and be His people in the world.
The Apostle Peter urges us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). In our life together we acknowledge that we are not all at the same place in our faith journeys. We seek, therefore, to support and encourage one another, being sensitive to the needs of each one at his or her particular place on the journey with Jesus.
Just before His ascension, Jesus charged His disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). The primary mission of the church is to live as an embodiment of the Kingdom of God, inviting others to become followers of Jesus and experience God’s free gift of salvation and new life. We seek to be faithful to Christ’s call to “go and make disciples” as we endeavor to take the whole Gospel of Christ into our neighborhoods, our community, and the world.
Service to others has always been a hallmark of what it means to be Brethren. Scriptures charge us to act justly and to serve our neighbor’s need. As we serve, we do so in the light of our values of peace, simple living, humble service, and love for our neighbors.
Together for Christ
In His prayer in the garden just before His betrayal and arrest, Jesus prayed that we may all be one as He and the Father are one. We are united in Christ through faith, through our baptism and the gift of the Holy Spirit. We are a community, a family, and as such we work and serve together that Christ may be honored and given the glory.