Our Mission Statement

THE MISSION OF

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH

Living as the Body of Christ in Union, Oregon

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Immersed in the love of Christ and filled with the Spirit 

BIRTH THE BODY

Make Christ followers, baptizing them and

Teaching them obedience to God’s Word

BUILD THE BODY

Equip Christ followers to do the work of ministry

So that the body of Christ can be built up in love

BE THE BODY

Be the body (the human touch) of Christ in the world:

A unified, Spirit-gifted, Christ-led community

Serving God and one another through love and

Proclaiming Christ in both words and action

Bringing great glory and worship to the one true God

 

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 1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 5:23b; 3:14-19; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:11-16;

Matthew 22:37-40; Galatians 3:2,5; 5:6; 13-14; 5:16,18,22-26;

Colossians 3:12-17; Ephesians 1:22-23; 3:20-21

OUR VALUES

PRAYER – Walking by the Spirit in continual prayer

THE WORD – Teaching and living Scripture

RELATIONSHIPS – Cultivating relationships in Christ’s love

EVANGELISM – Inviting others to believe in Christ and follow him

DISCIPLESHIP – Equipping Christ-followers for ministry

DEPLOYMENT – Deploying the equipped to do ministry

WORSHIP – Celebrating, thanking and glorifying God

 

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OUR VISION

New believers are professing faith in Christ and being baptized every month.

All new believers are participating in a weekly foundations class and have a designated mentor.

Multiple adult discipleship groups are meeting weekly with an established curriculum involving both learning and doing.

Youth are engaging weekly in an age-tailored foundation and discipleship curriculum involving both learning and doing.

Those discipled are serving as mentors for new believers and/or leading their own discipleship groups. 

Body members are cultivating relationships outside the church, doing works of service and actively sharing their faith.

Real movement toward Christlikeness is observable among body members: Faith and knowledge are united and love for God and one another is increasing.

Godly leaders are emerging regularly from discipleship and some are being sent out to do missions or start new churches.