Mission/Vision/Values

Mission/Vision/Values

Mission

Higher Ground Church exists to share the redemptive story of God’s love with the world, equipping every member to be a living representation of the gospel of Jesus Christ in everyday life. We believe this happens as we continually grow in our understanding of loving God and others through worship, prayer and a commitment to living out the truth of God in community.

Vision

Our vision at Higher Ground is to be a place where disciples and leaders are developed from ordinary people released for God’s purpose. We aim to have our youth incorporated in our ministries as we serve our city in the name of Jesus. We desire to see the Great Commission fulfilled through the planting of the Gospel and growth of local churches.

Core values

  • Grace of God
    God’s grace through Jesus Christ is the basis and power, not only of our personal lives, but also of our ministry.
  • Commitment to God and His Word
    Our aspiration is that our ministries will be marked by a wholehearted devotion to God, through prayer and by studying, obeying and teaching His Word.
  • The Great Commission
    Our ultimate goal and mission is to reach the whole world with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to make disciples of all the nations.
  • Church
    The local church is God’s vehicle for accomplishing the Great Commission. The church is the place for winning people to Christ, building them to maturity, raising up leaders, and for preparing church planting teams to be sent out for the expansion of God’s kingdom.
  • Church Leadership
    Each GCC church is led by a plurality of elders (pastors), men of Christ-like character trained within the church, who are servant-leaders devoted to prayer and the ministry of the word.
  • Love and Unity
    We desire our ministry to be marked by a Christ-like, selfless love, loyalty, and unity with fellow believers.
  • Raising Godly Families
    Strong families are the foundation for strong churches. Therefore we make it a priority to equip members and pastors in building their marriages and families.
  • Every Member A Minister
    All Christians are empowered through the Holy Spirit to be workers in the church, not just the pastors. Therefore we seek to equip each member to utilize his/her spiritual gifts to serve others.