Abundant Life Ministries
PURPOSE: The purpose of Abundant Life Ministries is to lead people to faith in Christ and engage them in worship, evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, and ministry. Abundant Life Ministries will endeavor to bring people into a closer relationship with God based on personal fellowship where Christ is the center of every activity we undertake
Who We Are Becoming as A Ministry
Our vision is to be a church that will…
SEE people the way Jesus sees them.
TOUCH people the way Jesus touches them.
LOVE people the way Jesus loves them.
HEAR people the way Jesus hears them.
SPEAK about people the way Jesus speaks about them.
THINK about people the way Jesus thinks about them.
We value people.
We believe all people are equally important to God. We believe the church should
create a climate of acceptance for all people and to do whatever is necessary to bring
the lost to faith in Christ and the unchurched to membership in His church.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one
in Christ Jesus. Gal 3:28 (NIV)
In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God
over one sinner who repents. Lk. 15:10 (NIV)
…I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save them.
I Cor. 9:22 (NIV)
We value relationships.
We believe that believers should work to build meaningful relationships with each
other and resolve conflict in those relationships with love and diligence.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love
one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one
another. Jn. 13:34-35 (NIV)
Make the most of your chances to tell others the Good News. Be wise in all your
contacts with them. Col. 4:5 (TLB)
We value application of Scripture.
We believe that Scripture is applicable to all people, in all cultures, at all times and is
essential for life transformation for all believers.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting
and training in righteousness. 2 Tim. 3:16 (NIV)
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
Jam. 1:22 (NIV)
We value commitment.
We believe that complete devotion to Christ and His mission should be the norm for
Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and
take up his cross daily and follow me.” Lk. 9:23 (NIV)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your
mind and with all your strength. Mk. 12:30 (NIV)
We value authenticity.
We believe that believers should live out their faith wherever they go.
…Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and
especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God…
2 Cor. 1:12 (NIV)
We value service.
We believe that every believer should discover his/her gifts and abilities and use
them in a meaningful place of service in the church.
Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. 1 Cor. 12:1
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully
administering God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Pet. 4:10 (NIV)
We value growth.
We believe that a healthy church should grow both spiritually and numerically.
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who
is the Head, that is, Christ. From the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Eph. 4:15-16 (NIV)
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of he
Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I
have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the
age. Matt. 18:19-20 (NIV)
We value cultural relevance and innovation.
We believe that the church should communicate the truth of Scripture in culturally
relevant terms and use forms of worship and ministry, which address the needs of
people in contemporary society.
He told them this parable: “No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it
on an old one. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the
new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he
does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will
be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. Lk.5:36-38 (NIV)
We value excellence.
We believe that excellence honors God and inspires people.
…fire will test the quality of each man’s work. 1 Cor. 3:13 (NIV)
whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might… Eccl. 9:10 (NIV)
We are asking you to join us and offer your prayer support for this great work that God has entrusted to us. Cynthia and I also pray that as you pray and meditate daily, that you will remember to offer a special prayer for Abundant Life Ministries.
“Genesis moves from the general to the specific in its messianic predictions: Christ is also seen in people and events that serve as types (a type is a historical fact that illustrates a spiritual truth).”
“Matthew presents Jesus as Israel’s promised messianic King. The Old Testament prophets predicted and longed for the coming of the Anointed One who would enter history to bring redemption and deliverance.”
“The resurrected Savior is the central theme of the sermons and defenses in Acts. The Old Testament Scriptures, the historical Resurrection, the apostolic testimony, and the convicting power of the Holy Spirit all bear witness that Jesus is both Lord and Christ.”