A More Excellent Way
"Where Jesus is Exalted, and The Word Is Explained"
1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13
The mission of the Eastern Star Church ministry is evangelism and discipleship. We are committed to the great commission instituted by Jesus Christ that of saving souls and nurturing souls that have been saved. (Matthew 28:18-20). Everything we have done is to live out this vision that the Lord has given to our church family. From adding ministries to staffing, from building facilities to adding programs, from stewardship to membership, it has all been for the purpose of being obedient to the commission of Christ.
In order to do this we must be committed to excellence at every level (Philipians 3:12-14). Excellence in service, attitude, humility, programs, staff, and facility must be committed to.
Our desire should be that the environment of the church has a certain quality and promote excellence in fellowship, functions, ministry programs, building design and spiritual lives. We must encourage our congregation to seek excellence for the Lord in every endeavor.
Eastern Star must be a well-rounded ministry that is rooted in Biblical standards and that provides quality service for all who attend. We must be people-focused, bible-based and doctrinal-purposed centered on Jesus Christ and complemented with a practical freedom within ministry (reaching many people, confronting various problems, and creating numerous solutions). We must do this with a sense of excellence and outstanding quality in every ministry and service that we offer.
Jesus shows us "a more excellent way". We must follow His example by consistently providing the best planning, labor and thought behind each ministry. We cannot settle for mediocrity.
The future vision of Eastern Star Church will have a permanent northeast and northwest Indianapolis facility, and church plantings will show up around the city and the country. By using the Eastern Star Church model of church growth and meeting people's needs. Eastern Star Church can assist other churches and staff by helping them grow and develop and reach even more souls for Christ. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!