Mission and Vision

  Mission and Vision  
OUR MISSION

The object of this church is the ministry of the Word of God for the salvation of souls, the edification of Christians, the worldwide proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the promotion of Godly worship, and the defense of the ''Faith Once Delivered.''
It is also the express purpose of this Church to remain free from denominational affiliation.  Smyrna Bible Church will remain independent  and autonomous while at the same time desire to fellowship with and work alongside of other Biblically based ministries as the Lord provides opportunity
 

OUR VISION

Our desire here at Smyrna Bible Church is to reach our community with the love of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to see people's lives transformed by the Word of God.  We are committed to developing a strong family atmosphere.   We have a vision to see a dynamic growing body of believers with families that are being strengthened, unbelievers being reached and God being glorified. 
It is our desire here at Smyrna Bible Church to provide an atmosphere where people can come together to worship, praise and learn of the Lord.  Your relationship with God is of extreme importance to our church, for it is with the Lord that one receives personal value as well as direction and true happiness in life.

God desires your presence with Him in heaven for all of eternity.  He offers the promise of eternal life to all who would trust Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.   Here at Smyrna Bible Church we strive to grow our relationship with God into a healthy, mature and productive union.  We love the Lord because ''He first loved us, and gave Himself as a ransom for us.''


THE PASTOR'S HEART - 
From Pastor Ron David

How I Envision a Thriving, Biblically Organized and Functioning Local Assembly
 
I believe it is man's principal privilege and duty to bring glory to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in all of his speech and action (1 Corinthians 10;31). To accomplish this, I seek to engage myself and our Lord's church fully in the ministry of worship, evangelism and edification, which I believe to be interrelated in this principle. These three are my philosophy of ministry and the setting of my vision.
 
By God's grace, I envision a body of believers who come together in worship, in selfless adoration and praise before our Savior. I envision the sacrifice of praise in meaningful song and speech: the life changing Word of God delivered with conviction and clarity to all who attend; families and individuals listening and speaking with God in prayer eagerly experiencing the joy of our Lord as we exalt Him together and present ourselves to Him (Romans 12:1).
 
By God's grace, I envision a body of believers co-laboring together to bring the glorious Gospel of our Lord to those in our community and world through the ministry of evangelism. I envision believers who willfully and purposefully pursue those who are lost by going out into our community, by giving of ourselves and our children to the call of our Lord and His great co-mission producing missionaries from within and supporting those without of like belief. I see a body of spiritual fathers reproducing and leading others to Christ. I envision men and women, young and old, who will commit the things they have heard to the faithful and who will teach others also (2 Timothy 2:2).
 
By God's grace, I envision the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, the edifying of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12). I envision a vital fellowship of relevant teaching preparing men and women for daily life and the life to come. I see this for our children, our youth and all those beyond. I envision men and women serving our Lord and each other out of love as unto the Lord. I see men discipling men in God's Word. I see the older women teaching younger women the principles and oracles of God (Titus 2:3-5). I envision the spiritually newborn in the constant state of growth, maturing in their faith and supported in fellowship. I see all who enter our presence receiving the nourishment, training and love our Lord displayed and freely gave. I see the next generation of the spiritually born maturing in their faith and serving our Lord in the ministries and offices we now hold with the blessing of our Lord and us.
 
As a result of these things, I envision our Lord being glorified in our community, among our people, in the world and in the generations that follow. I envision a stronger, growing church body with greater resources both spiritually and physically. I envision church planting as we send our best to launch each endeavor (Acts 13:1-5). I see the full use of our facilities as we give of our best in service. I envision a people who give of themselves, motivated by faith (Hebrews 11), to a God who gave of Himself. This is my vision, to see our Lord glorified among a people who are purchased with His blood, an example to all of those in their presence (Acts 20:28; 1 Thessalonians 1:7).



 

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