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.
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
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
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
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
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