MISSION, VISION, & VALUES
Just before Jesus ascended into heaven, He said, "I'm going to give you the Great Commission," MT 28:19-20, (NLT) "Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you."
In essence, Jesus was saying to those early disciples, "I don't ever want my followers to be fuzzy about what I've called you to do, I want you to:
Lead people into faith.
Disciple them into maturity of faith.
Empower them to GO and spread the Gospel message to all the world!
And so Hobart Assembly's Mission Statement reads this way:
"To take people who are far from God and turning them into committed followers of Jesus Christ."
At Hobart Assembly, our vision is expressed through these chief objectives:
To be a house of prayer.
To be a soul winning station.
To be a disciple making church.
To equip every believer for significant ministry.
To be a family training center.
To be a caring place.
To be a place where God's manifest presence is experienced.
To serve of community.
So it is with those that we at Hobart Assembly have this vision:
"To transform our communities through the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christs where God's presence is encountered, His love is exemplified, and His power is experienced."
PEOPLE MATTER TO GOD
Jesus called us to go out and spread the Word of God. We believe that this is not done enough. We make it a priority to go outside of the church walls to reach the lost and broken. We hope that you will join us in doing so.
THE WORD OF GOD
We believe the Bible is without error and that it is inspired Word of God. anointed preaching and teaching has its source in the Word of God and we will not waiver from the truth.
GOD'S MANIFEST PRESENCE
Purposely cultivating hunger of God's manifest presence and openness to the Holy spirit experiences deepens our friendship with God and the awareness that we carry His presence for the sake of the world. As a lifestyle, we focus on Him while we minister and attempt to say what God is saying and do what He is doing.
We believe loving, open, honest, and vulnerable relationships should permeate every aspect of our ministry. We believe Christ-focused small groups are the best environment for developing these relationships and promoting individual growth.
We believe God has uniquely created and gifted each believer for serving the Body of Christ. Fulfillment of a person's role within the Kingdom of God is accomplished with excellence, efficiency, and effectiveness when people function in their area of giftedness.
STRONG FAMILIES MATTER
Strong families are the backbone of every prospering society and essential to any healthy, vibrant church. Because of this, we invest heavily into our youth and children and in the health of marriage and family relationships. In addition, we provide practical and spirtual support to those who may have experienced brokeness to lead then into vitality and growth.
At Hobart Assembly we are committed to developing fully devoted followers of Christ who are sensitive to the Spirit's leading and grow up into spiritual maturity in their understanding and application of the Word of God in their every day lives.
EFFECTIVE, PURPOSEFUL PRAYER
We believe that God desires His people to pray and that He hears and answers prayers. Therefore, we rely on private and public prayer in all ministries and activities of this church.