We believe the gospel of Jesus Christ – his life, death, and resurrection – is God’s story and it changes everything. The gospel changes everything about us and the world we live in, so we want it to be the center and heartbeat of all we do.
Thus, as a church, we have four core values:
The word ‘gospel’ simply means ‘good news’, and it is how we describe what God has done for the world through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus came into our broken world to make right all that is wrong with it. He does this by saving men and women from their sin through His life, death, and resurrection. Westminster exists because of the gospel, and it is the heart of everything we do, from our corporate gatherings to our shared life in the community.
We desire to see people renewed day by day into the image of Jesus Christ, as they mature in their gospel identities. Jesus followers are told to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). We plan to aid that process by equipping people to:
1) Winsomely engage the unchurched in their circles of influence.
2) Share the gospel and their lives with the unchurched.
3) Sponsor newcomers into church membership.
4) Build disciple-making disciples within Christian community.
We want to be involved in the lives of people in Gainesville and Hall County.
God cares about local communities. God does not always ask missionaries to travel far away from their hometown. Usually, God sends missionaries into the areas where they live to bring the good news to them.
Westminster is here to share in the life of this community. We want to share in what people enjoy, to engage in what people care about, and contribute to the life and community of this area.
We want to say to the people of Gainesville: ‘we loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well’ (1 Thessalonians 2:8). We don’t just want to speak about Jesus and walk away; we want to speak of Jesus and share our lives.
We embrace the belief that ‘missions exists because the worship of God does not.’ This reality grieves our hearts because Jesus is both the local and global Savior. It is our desire to connect the Westminster family to God’s greater global family. Therefore, we hunger to see people grow as missionaries both locally and globally. Answering our King’s mandate to “go and make disciples of all nations,” we will seek to be witnesses in our community, state, and world. Our King’s victory motivates us. One day every eye will see the full extent of His victory and reign. Therefore, we will face opposition and opportunities seasoned with humility and quiet confidence.