Vision Focus: GCS Discipleship
Based on the phrase "We will disciple each other into a life of effective personal witness and ministry" in the vision statement:
Growing in Faith
Connecting as a Community
By the grace of God we seek to live and proclaim the good news of reconciliation in
Jesus Christ. As part of one body at all times and places, we hold the following to be
central to our belief and practice:
In these convictions we draw inspiration from Anabaptist forebearers of the 16th
century, who modeled radical discipleship to Jesus Christ. We seek to walk in His
name by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we confidently await Christ´s return and
the final fulfillment of God´s kingdom.
God is known to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Creator who seeks to
restore fallen humanity by calling a people to be faithful in fellowship, worship,
service and witness.
Jesus is the Son of God. Through His life and teachings, His cross and resurrection,
He showed us how to be faithful disciples, redeemed the world, and offers
As a church, we are a community of those whom God´s Spirit calls to turn from
sin, acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, receive baptism upon confession of faith,
and follow Christ in life.
As a faith community, we accept the Bible as our authority for faith and life,
interpreting it together under Holy Spirit guidance, in the light of Jesus Christ to
discern God´s will for our obedience.
The Spirit of Jesus empowers us to trust God in all areas of life so we become
peacemakers who renounce violence, love our enemies, seek justice, and share
our possessions with those in need.
We gather regularly to worship, to celebrate the Lord´s Supper, and to hear the
Word of God in a spirit of mutual accountability.
As a world-wide community of faith and life we transcend boundaries of nationality,
race, class, gender and language. We seek to live in the world without
conforming to the powers of evil, witnessing to God´s grace by serving others,
caring for creation, and inviting all people to know Jesus Christ as Savior and
(as adopted by Mennonite World Conference General Council, March 15, 2006)