Mission and Vision

MISSION STATEMENT

"Calm in the Chaos - Joy in Christ’s Presence"

VISION STATEMENT

We gather together to hear the grace of God in the Good News of Jesus Christ and to serve.  We carry the message and the melodies of worship home with us and regularly bring friends back with us.  The seats are comfortably filled at each of our three services, where we sing 225 strong. 

During the week, members and guests of LNLC lead their lives as a witness to the grace of God in Christ:  supporting our volunteers, non-profit agencies, and seeking opportunities to work with other Christian churches.  Our on-going conversations with friends, associates, neighbors and family members reflect our faith.  The majority of members connect every Wednesday evening for meeting, prayer, study, encouragement and as a time to dig into the Christian life.

VALUES

Our Lord teaches us to pray, praise and give thanks . . .

We pray for one another and for community needs, for those suffering or in any need, for those in authority.  We are confident our prayers are heard and answered because of the saving work of Jesus Christ.  Everyone's prayers are important - we want to include prayers from clergy and laity alike.  We hold events and activities to equip people for a life of prayer, starting with the Lord's Prayer.

Our Lord teaches us to commit to worship that matters . . .

Essentials of worship are the tangible ways God connects to us: Holy Baptism, Holy Communion, and the Bible.  Grace is the emphasis.  Excellence in our worship honors God and draws people to Him.  While Lutherans will find our worship familiar and reverent, services will be welcoming for all.

Our Lord teaches us to be a caring Christian community . . .

We practice caring for those in need.  Passionately following Jesus' teaching, we strive to see Him as we look to our neighbor.  When we see a need, we respond with compassion.

Our Lord teaches us to be a congregation of generous Christians . . .

We value God-directed giving of our time and financial resources.  As individuals and families we strive to practice percentage giving of our finances to support LNLC ministries and beyond.  We seek to use the gift of our time and abilities to make better the Lake Norman community our neighbors as well as our world.  We go to the Bible for the best ways to do these things.

Our Lord calls us to follow Him and make disciples. . .

We believe the truth of God's teachings and His story of salvation which is the Bible.  We value knowledge of the Bible and its applications for life.  We seek to be life-long learners.

 

Lake Norman Lutheran Church                     Denver,  North Carolina                     September 2013

 

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