The Mission of St. Jacobi Evangelical Lutheran Congregation
The continuing purpose of this congregation, as a gathering of Christians, is to serve all people in God's world with the gospel of Jesus Christ on the basis of the Holy Scriptures (Matthew 28:18-20),
The primary objectives of this congregation are:
· To proclaim the law and the gospel. "Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage - with great patience and careful instruction."
(2 Timothy 4:2)
· To lead sinners to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ for life and salvation. "Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?" And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
· To strengthen believers in faith and sanctification through the means of grace. "Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ," (Romans 10:17)
· To equip believers as disciples, stewards, and witnesses for sharing the gospel of Jesus with our fellow men. "it was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare Gods people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up." (Ephesians 4:11,12).