Norwin Alliance Church Purpose Statement
Question #1: Why do we exist?
Norwin Alliance Church exists to produce Spirit-Filled disciples of Jesus Christ who are totally committed to loving God, loving one another and making disciples in our local communities as well as to the ends of the earth.
Our Motto: Loving God, One Another and Making Disciples
Spirit-filled disciples of Jesus - It is only through the Holy Spirit’s empowerment that we are able to love God, love one another and make disciples. The evidence of being Spirit-Filled is the Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:16-26).
Totally committed - We are passionate about fulfilling our core values.
Loving God - The Great Commandment, to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” is our primary core value (Matt. 22:36-38).
Loving One Another - The Second Commandment, to “Love your neighbor as yourself” is our second core value (Matt. 22:36-39; John 13:35).
Making Disciples - The Great Commission, to “make disciples” (which is made up of both evangelism and discipleship) is our third core value (Matt. 28:16-20).
In Our Communities - Our immediate harvest field is made up of the people who live and work in the communities around the church and who do not know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (Acts 1:8).
To the Ends of the Earth - Our extended harvest field is all people who do not know Jesus, both in North America and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).
Question #2: What type of relationship with Christ do we encourage?
A Spirit-Filled Disciple of Jesus Christ
Definition: A Spirit-Filled Disciple of Jesus Christ is an individual who has repented, prayed to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord, is being filled with the Holy Spirit and is reflecting the character and priorities of Jesus.
Repented - To ask for forgiveness, to turn away from sin toward God (Acts 3:19; 20:26).
Prayed to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord - To place one’s trust in Jesus alone for salvation as well as submitting to the Lordship of Jesus (John 1:12; Romans 10:9-10).
Being filled with the Holy Spirit - To continually submit to the Holy Spirit, resulting in the fruit of the Spirit being evidenced in one’s life (Gal 5:16-26).
Reflecting the character and priorities of Jesus - To be living out Jesus’ character traits (godliness, holiness, righteousness) and his priorities (doing the will of the Father) day-by-day (John 20:21; I Cor. 11:1; I Peter 1:15-16).