Grow with God, Grow with Others, Grow in Service, Come Grow with Us
Based on the Great Commandments (Matt. 22:37-40) and the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20) we understand that we are to grow in our love for God and others as we make disciples of Jesus Christ. Therefore, our simple purpose and plan is to Grow With God, Grow With Others, Grow in Service. We invite everyone, no matter who they are, where they come from or what they look like to come Grow With Us.
We intend to keep the process of growth simple by not having dozens of programs that require people to spend long hours in church meetings. Our biggest event is the Sunday morning worship service. Andrew is an informal, “laid back” kind of church where people don’t have to dress up to attend. The celebration room, or the place we meet for worship is not a sanctuary with tall stained-glass windows or huge organs pipes. The room does not have a big, lofty, wooden pulpit the pastor looks down from as he preaches. There is a stage with altar table, chairs for the choir and instruments, sound equipment and microphones for the worship band. We sing hymns and praise choruses throughout the service to honor God and give him glory. The messages (sermon) are as much teaching as they are preaching. Each week the pastor gives valuable information from the Bible on something that impacts and affects your life. A recent message series was “How To Help a Friend Through Tough Times”.
A major component in helping us grow is the small group meeting. We call our small groups Grow Groups and most of them meet in the homes of members who volunteer as hosts and are lead by a trained facilitator. These groups are vital to the purpose and plan (mission) of the church in making disciples and growing with God, others and in service. The Grow Groups provide membership care as people support and encourage one another. The Grow Groups also provide opportunities for meaningful outreach and service.