Our Mission & Vision
Striving Together To Become More Like Jesus
Our mission, as a body of believers at Clarksburg Baptist Church, is to strive daily to become more like Jesus Christ. It is an ongoing and intentional process by which every believer strives to become an imitator of Christ; not just a follower.
As we become more and more like Jesus, we in turn do more and more of the things Jesus did. The work of the church then becomes all about who we are instead of what we do. Church becomes less and less about doing ministry and more and more about being Jesus to our families, communities, and indeed our world.
If we are truly dedicated to our mission of striving together to become more like Jesus, then each of us will never be content with our current level of spiritual maturity. Instead, we will always be aiming to MOVE BEYOND where we currently are in our faith to something greater.
This is our vision as we begin a new season at Clarksburg Baptist Church, to MOVE BEYOND.
As followers of Jesus Christ, there is always something we can move beyond in our life:
1. Move beyond words to actions.
“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions?” – James 2:14 (NLT)
2. Move beyond our current level of spiritual maturity.
“Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity…” – Hebrews 6:1 (NIV2011)
3. Move beyond things that hinder our unity as a church family.
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” – Ephesians 4:31-32 (NLT)
4. Move beyond our own sin and failures to live lives that are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
“… let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” – Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV2011)
Please pray for our church and vision in this new season of ministry. Imagine what God will do through us, as individual believers and as a church, as we Move Beyond!