“Changing Lives Through Sharing Christ”
Our vision at Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Newark is that each member of our church family know Christ and make Him known, according to the Word of God and for His glory alone. (1 Corinthians 2:2; Philippians 3:10; Matthew 28:18-20)
“to know Christ”
“to know Christ” means that each of our members has a solid foundation in the gospel, evidences growth in the transforming grace of Christ through the means that Christ established in His Word–corporate worship, faithful attention to the preaching of God’s Word, worthy participation in the sacraments, prayer, study of the Scriptures, and fellowship–and experiences the joy that Jesus Christ alone is our certain hope, just as He is the hope of the nations.
“to make Him known”
“to make Him known” means that we are intentional about sharing the gospel with the people in our community through practical and loving involvement of our members in their lives. It also means that we faithfully support national and global missions through prayer, finances, and personal participation.
“according to the Word of God”
“according to the Word of God” means that all we do is consistent with the teaching of the Scriptures. We believe the Bible is God’s written, infallible Word, and the final authority in all matters of faith and life.
“for His glory alone”
“for His glory alone” means that the motivation and desired outcome of our work is to bring honor and glory to God alone