The Mission and Vision at Copeland Baptist Church is three in one…
* Connecting People to Jesus
* Connecting our Church to Each Other
* Connecting our Church to the Community…
Connecting People to Jesus –The first thing I must realize is that people need to know about Jesus and in order for them to CONNECT with Jesus… Jesus has to be at the center of it all… John 15:4-5 – If we remain in Him, he will remain in us because we can not bear fruit by ourselves and then Jesus goes on to tell us that apart from Him we can do NOTHING. It’s about all about RELATIONSHIP….not a RELIGION.
Connecting our Church to Each other–Fellowship is a union of believers with God through Jesus Christ thus “fellowship” is Christ centered. We must teach each other to Love One Another Encourage One Another & Forgive One Another… Hebrews 10:24-25 –Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. It was once said “Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you.”
Connecting our Church to the Community–Our church can make an impact in this world, they can make a difference in society; in fact they can change the entire trajectory of someone’s life and in doing so can change the neighborhood they live in, the town in which they live and yes, they can change the world!!! Matthew 28:19-20Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
We are a committed body of believers who will continue to strive hard to minister to each other as well as share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our community and in doing this help change our community for Jesus Christ. One Soul at a time.