(Why We Exist, Why We Do What We Do & Why We Do It The Way We Do It)
Jacob’s Well Mission/ Vision…
“To constantly learn of, live out and lead others to God’s “better way” as we live together in biblical community of His Truth, with His love and through His grace for His Glory.”
Vision Statement Explained Further…
*God’s “better way” is a life lived on His truth, with His love through His grace for His glory in a biblical community. We are convinced that absolute truth exists and it is God and His reality as revealed in His inspired Word. Only as we truly know and embrace His truth in each area of our lives can we be set free to live the best possible life. We believe this truth must be presented to others as we “show and tell” them in the context of love. Without love, our presentation of His truth is nothing more than disturbing noise that distracts or repels them from His good news. We believe the pursuit of the Great Commission and the Great Commandments is, like salvation itself, impossible apart from the empowerment of His grace through His Spirit. Likewise, we believe that truth, even in love, without an element of grace is incomplete. God did not just declare the truth of the world’s evil and in spite of that, choose to love the world, He did something to redeem it. And so we believe that as we submit, surrender and sync our lives…deny ourselves, abide in Him, walk in Him, crucify ourselves He will empower us to follow Him, bear much fruit in Him and Jesus Himself will in a sense live through us. And as this happens, we will not be content to simply be live-long, learners of His truth and even do so in a context of love, we will want to be agents of grace with our hands to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from various forms of loss, lack of hope and injustice.
Another way to we describe the “Better Way” is…”We are a church that THINKS (life long learners)/HEAD, CARES (authentic 1Cor.13 love)/HANDS. We believe that as we seek to pursue this kind of life, its not only a life that embodies the Great Commission’s aspects of “going, learning, teaching, obedience, mentorship/discipleship”, it also happens to be the best possible life one can possible experience on this side of heaven in preparation for the other side. Compared to any other way that someone is living we can therefore summarize it as God’s “Better Way”.
Because There is a Better Way!
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