“Our mission is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in word, life, and deed to the lost in Clark County. A big part of that proclamation is loving each other well as a church, but the goal of that love is so that the world will know we are Christ’s disciples. ‘By THIS will all people know that you are my disciples -- as you love each other...’ We also have a vision for the larger world, but our mission begins here.”
Here at Columbia we are passionate about some core values that direct and guide us as a community of believers. We have 6 core values:
Worship - We are passionate about Worship - worship is when we gather as a community of believers to center our life upon the triune God -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Worship is also something we do privately in our day-to-day lives. It involves listening to God through the Word and responding to God in prayer.
Prayer- We are passionate about Prayer - Columbia is a praying community. We embed prayer in everything we do - not prayer as a polite ritual for opening meetings and getting everyone focused, but prayer that seeks after the heart of God and intercedes for the needs of the world around us. We believe that prayer is where God has called us into partnership with himself to change our world.
Spiritual Growth - We are passionate about Spiritual Growth - you are made to grow to spiritual maturity in Jesus Christ. When we give ourselves to faith in God through Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit takes up residence in us and that Spirit is the Spirit of transformation and growth. WE provide opportunities for children, youth and adults to grow throughout every age and stage of life.
Sharing Christ - We are passionate about Taking Christ to others - God loves the whole, wide world and everybody in it. We want to take Christ to the world around us, rather than asking the world to come to us. Plus, what we share with the world is Christ, not religion.
Communitas- We are passionate about relationships. The word “communitas” describes a shared experience of god's presence with a group of people. We believe that the relationships we nurture through Columbia Church are the most important aspect of our common life.
Equipping- We are passionate about being equipped for service. God doesn't call the equipped. God equips the called. We are all called to serve God in our spheres of influence. But few of us can do that without exploring how God has made us, what our gifts are, and how to use them. We believe in helping every believer find their fit in life and then help them pursue their God-given call with passion.