Each church should have a vision. Having a vision is not a mystical exercise; it is following the calling of the Lord to be intentional with our lives. At Christ Church, our vision is five-fold:
Christ Church PCA is committed to being EVANGELICAL – committed to the Word of God and the centrality of the gospel.
- We believe that the gospel is the only hope for a lost world (Colossians 1:5). But we also believe that the gospel is not just for people “out there,” the gospel is the hope of the believer in Christ. The hope of the gospel is found in the Bible. Being evangelical requires humility of us, putting others first.
Christ Church PCA is committed to being SPIRITUAL– a church where people can be renewed and sanctified by the Holy Spirit, and given to prayer.
- The Bible calls us to be different, to be a city on a hill (Matthew 5:14). That difference does not come from inside us, but from outside: from the Holy Spirit working a change in us. That change should be visible to others, that God might be noticed.
Christ Church PCA is committed to being REFORMED– a church where God is the center of all things, and His people are committed to each other in covenantal relationships.
- The job of the Church is to point people to Jesus, not to themselves. We believe that God is to be glorified in all things: work, family, school, even recreation (1 Corinthians 10:31). We further believe that just as God brings Himself into relationship with His people, His people need to be in relationship with each other. This covenantal model is what it means to be Reformed.
Christ Church PCA is committed to being HOSPITABLE– a church that is comforting and giving.
- The Church is called to be a place of comfort in a hostile world. It is no coincidence that hospitals were the invention of the Church. We believe that we are called to be compassionate and show the love of Christ in our community (Romans 12:13).
Christ Church PCA is committed to being MISSION MINDED- where both local and global missions are a priority.
- Jesus directed His disciples to be His witnesses in “Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8) and that command is still true today. We desire to testify to the grace of Christ in our local community of Katy, in the Houston area, and throughout the world.