Purpose Statement


Ephesians 4: 11-16
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And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
 
CHRIST has given five (5) ascension gifts: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers, for the identification, development, maturing and releasing of God's people to the works of service and the building up of His body.
 
OUR VISION:
FOR ESM
Establish a culturally, ethnically and economically diverse community of believers where every member is a “market place” minister equipped and matured “on purpose” for God’s purpose.

FOR OUR COMMUNITY

We will reach out to people from all walks of life with relative ministry that exemplifies the life changing “kingdom principles” found in the Bible, the unconditional love of God, and presents the redemptive plan of Christ.

FOR OUR WORLD

Building and engaging in strategic relationships locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally that make “real” and measurable improvements in people’s lives.

OUR MISSION is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus to all people through the power of the Holy Spirit. To promote real Christian community and Christian education that brings them into fellowship with Jesus, helps develop them into Christ-like maturity and equips them for today’s ministry in the home, the church, the community and the world so that God is glorified.