The Five G’s

May these commitments help us stay focused as we follow Jesus in the church, home and world.


Gather

As a church, we are committed to gathering together to follow Jesus. To love, to listen, and to obey Him. Gathering is central to everything we do as a church. We truly are “better together.” Sunday mornings are a weekly opportunity for all different facets and groups within our church to come together. Check it out!

 

Grow

A place to connect on a deeper level with God and others. We will challenge each other through God’s Word to grow into spiritual maturity, developing a deep friendship with God and others.

When God’s word is applied to our lives, radical transformation happens. No longer are we being guided by own our sinful hearts. Instead, God’s best is allow to take root, and the result is a life that bears fruit; fruit that is pleasing to the Lord, and to the people we come in contact with on a daily basis. We hope that you will consider the many different opportunities our church offers for growth.

 

Glorify

A place to Express Praise. We will inspire each other to lifestyles of devotion to the Lord, bringing expressions of our faith through arts, skills, talents and our everyday lives.

The Westminster Shorter Catechism states that the chief end of man is simply “to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.” John Piper is oft quoted as saying “The great business of life is to glorify God by enjoying him forever.” In 1 Corinthians 10:31, The Apostle Paul exhorts “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” These statements summarize our primary purpose as followers of Christ. Our hope and desire is that every aspect of our lives would be submitted to Christ, thus bringing Him glory by living for His purposes alone. And would we enjoy being submitted to Him! Though we acknowledge that

gathering to pray and sing are ways that we can corporately glorify Him, may our words, thoughts, and actions reflect the glory of our Lord and Savior, and may we be the “aroma of Christ (2 Cor. 2:13-16).”

 

Give

A place to share Time, Talent, and Treasure. We will be a community that gives our lives in Godly service. As God has given to us abundantly, we will share with others abundantly.

In Matthew 20:28, we learn that Jesus “did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” If we claim to be a follower of Christ, than we also claim to be imitators of Christ, and to serve others as Christ served us. There are a variety of ways to give of yourself at ‘the shoreline’ – whether y ou’re volunteering your time on a Sunday mornings, you’re giving of your talents to help maintain our facilities or care for someone who’s hurting, or giving of your finances to the overall missions of the church, your valuable resources are being used to build the kingdom of Christ. We invite you explore the different ways you can give of yourself at ‘the shoreline’ Church, and hope that you will discover how it is truly ‘more blessed to give than to receive.’ (Acts 20:35)

 

Go

A place to serve Locally and Globally. We will be a community that takes the gospel of Jesus Christ beyond our community to others, starting locally and ending globally.

Our commitment to GO is where our desire to serve goes outside of our church walls! We are called to serve the last, the lost, and the least, and as a church, we are passionate about doing so. We don’t have to go far to find people who are hurting and are in need of God’s care, and we are called to be an extension of His love to the people around us. As we serve other’s physical and tangible needs, we are living out the gospel of Christ, bringing hope and restoration to broken people. May we explore and enjoy being a part of redeeming the lost to Christ!