Our Vision, Mission and Values

For the Glory of God and the Good of Georgetown

Vision – “What are we seeking to accomplish?”

Great Crossing Baptist Church seeks to be a loving family of faith that makes and deploys mature disciples to transform our families, our communities, and our world for the glory of God.

Mission – “How will we accomplish our vision?”

  1. Loving Family of Faith –
    1. A “safe place” for sinners saved by grace
  2. Make and Deploy Mature Disciples
    1. Centrality of the gospel through the proclamation of the Word
      1. Sunday Morning Worship
        1. “Faith comes from hearing and hearing from the word of God.” Romans 10:17
        2. Acts 2:42
      2. Sunday School
        1. “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:18-20
        2. “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-12
      3. Centrality of the gospel in missional community
        1. Community Groups
          1. North – Holland Group
          2. South – Hennigan Group
          3. Central – Obermeyer Group
        2. Lydia and the jailer’s homes (Acts 16:15,32); Jason’s home (Acts 17:5); Titus Justus’ home (Acts 18:7); Phillips home (Acts 21:8) Stephens home (1 Cor. 1:16, 16:15)
  1. Transforming Families
    1. Centrality of the gospel in the family (Eph. 5, 6)
      1. Nursery and Children’s Ministry
      2. Youth Ministry
      3. Women’s Ministry
      4. Men’s Ministry
      5. Senior’s Ministry
  1. Transforming Community
    1. Centrality of the gospel in the community
      1. Mercy and Local Missions (Luke 10:25-37; Romans 12:1; Matt. 5:14)
        1. Young Life – Royal Springs and Great Crossings
        2. Campus Outreach – Georgetown College
        3. Mercy Ministries – Amen House, Elizabeth’s Village, etc.
      2. Transforming the World
        1. Centrality of the gospel in the world (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Ps. 67)
          1. Internationals at Georgetown College
          2. International Ministry/Church Partnerships

Values – “What is most important to us?”

  1. A corporate worship that reflects the holiness and grace of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  2. A foundation on the Word of God that transforms the mind, nurtures the soul, and equips the hands.
  3. A central focus on the gospel of grace that creates a loving family of faith.
  4. A giving up of ourselves for service, evangelism, stewardship, mercy and missions.