Part II - Who Are We?

WE ARE A CITY ON A HILL FOR THE CITY IN WHICH WE LIVE,

SHINING THE LIGHT OF JESUS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

At The Heights Presbyterian Church, we recently spent some time praying and developing an updated Mission and Vision statement. We thought it would be important to craft such a statement in order to bring more unity and focus to our church. We hope that this statement and the accompanying explanation in this three-part blog post helps shed light on who we are and what we do in our community. If you are interested in hearing more, join us for worship at 10:00 AM in Shaker Square, or contact us at Office@HeightsPres.org.

WHO ARE WE?

SHINING THE LIGHT OF JESUS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

At Heights Presbyterian Church we shine the light of Jesus into the darkness that surrounds us. We believe that apart from the work of Jesus, we would ourselves be left to stumble in the darkness of our own sin. Sin is like a stain that cannot be washed away, a disease which has no cure, a darkness that swallows everything up. But the Light of Life entered the world in the person of Jesus, and the darkness cannot overcome the Light.(John 1:5) By the sacrificial life and death of Jesus on the cross, and by his powerful resurrection from the dead, Jesus gives us his own life, the Light of the world, to guide our path to the Father for eternity. Because we have been given such an undeserved gift of love, we will generously share that love with all who are around us. Through speaking the message of God’s love in the gospel, and through our actions which tangibly demonstrate the love of God, we want the world to see our good works, our gospel works, and give glory to God.(Matthew 5:16)

 Jesus promises that He will build His church(Matthew 16:18), and so we rely upon Him and the Spirit in all that we do. We are a church with various gifts and passions that God has given us so that we can do the work of ministry He has laid before us.(Ephesians 4:11-12) We labor in all of these ways for the purpose of bringing praise and glory to God, from whom we have received everything. He is our creator who gives us life and breath. He is our Savior who gives us forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. He is our Sustainer who strengthens us to fight the good fight of faith each and every day. At Heights Presbyterian Church, we are devoted to God in all that we do. Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be GLORY, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.(Jude 1:24-25) 

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