WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

We exist to bring glory and honour to God by fulfilling the Great Commission as we live out the Great Commandment. — Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 22:36-40

5 PRIORITIES OF OUR CHURCH

Our priorities are a big deal to us. The Bible instructs us to be engaged in all of them, and they’re the things that we aim to be constantly doing as a means to fulfilling our mission. Each of our priorities should be happening all of the time at Countryside, and no priority has precedence over another.

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PRAYER

We are dependent upon the presence of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit for everything that we do, and so we hold the value of prayer in the highest regard and are committed to pray without ceasing.

Prov 15:8, 29; Mt 6:9-13; Mt 21:13, 22; Acts 1:14, 2:42; Rom 12:12; Eph 6:18; Phil 4:6,7; 1 Thess 5:16-18

EVANGELISM

The Gospel message is the greatest news that the world has ever heard, and so we will constantly proclaim it, both in word and in deed to both the saved and the lost.

Mt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8, 4:12; Rom 1:16, 17; 1 Cor 1:17, 9:16; 2 Cor 5:11-21; 2 Tim 4:5

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WORSHIP

Worship is an attitude of the heart that is the driving force behind every thought, conversation, and action we engage in. We are sold-out worshippers of the Lord. When we worship in song, we do so in a way that engages our culture in the pouring out of love and awe toward God.

1 Chr 16:23-33; Ps 95:6,7; Ps 100; Jn 4:23, 24; Rom 12:1

DISCIPLESHIP

All followers of Christ are his disciples, and all disciples are in progress. Everything Countryside does is an opportunity for discipleship, and we intend to seize every opportunity. Our discipleship is driven by the study, unapologetic proclamation, and application of God’s Word.

Mt 28:18-20; Acts 2:42, 14:21, 22; Phil 3:7-15; 2 Tim 4:1-4; Heb 4:12; Jam 1:22-25

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FELLOWSHIP

One of the great gifts that Jesus offers his followers is fellowship with God, and fellowship with each other. We’re not aiming for mere friendship, but a deep unity of heart, mind, and mission that is found in Christ. By God’s grace, this is the kind of fellowship that will permeate and flavour all that Countryside is and does, and it will point others to the reality of Christ.

Jn 17:20-23; Acts 2:42; 1 Cor 1:9; 2 Cor 13:14; Phil 3:10; Eph 4:1-6; 1 Jn 1:3-7

OUR DISTINCTIVES

  • Intentionally outward focused; desperate to see lives redeemed, and believing that this is first an individual responsibility, and then a corporate responsibility.
  • Uncommon community that is comprised of families and individuals, and that is bound together by the unity found in Christ, by love for one another, and by unifying around the task of making and training disciples.
  • Emphasis on equipping the family unit; equipping parents to disciple children, and equipping husbands and wives to thrive.
  • Ongoing discipleship for all followers of Christ (all people in progress).
  • Contemporary and authentic worship that doesn’t lose sight of timeless songs.
  • Not becoming overly programmed and scheduled. We want to do a few things well, and we want our people to use their time to build and maintain intentional and missional relationships with unbelievers.
  • Thankful hearts. Humans are prone to the emotions of entitlement and discontent. Thankfulness curbs these and leads into worship, and so we highly esteem this attitude.
  • Authenticity and transparency in our people, and in our church as an organization.