“Go therefore 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 that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. “ Matthew 28:19-20
We take our mission straight from scripture. We are a people committed to walk in the way that leads to life, as taught and demonstrated by Jesus Christ. That’s what we call discipleship. Each of us has had, is having, or hopes to have an experience with God that has been transformative and has brought salvation. Our church community is built so that we can share God’s good news with one another and with our town.
We do that through worship, through Christian Education at all levels, through mission and service, and by trying to create an environment, a Church family, where all can experience the presence of God. We know that last promise of Christ—knowing that God is with us always—is sometimes hard to realize and we are committed to helping one another and our town to remember that promise.
We do not pretend to be perfect, but we are a family. A family of God. You are most welcome to join us as we work to teach faith, to serve with the love of Christ, and to build a place here in Downs that is a visible reminder of the kingdom of heaven here on earth. Most of our programming does not require you to be a member in order to participate.
We offer classes and activities for every age, and many family-focused events, because we believe that it is a powerful blessing to have everyone together in church. We have a strong focus on youth and children’s ministry, because we have many families with children and our church is in a town with award-winning schools. We have an equally strong focus on mission and service, because to be a Christian and to follow Christ is not just a matter of mind and heart, it is a matter of action. We do our best to live what we believe.