At Colfax Center, we believe that we are called “to make disciples of Jesus Christ of all nations.”
Knowing God by striving for worship that is intimate, personal, and joyful.
Growing a community of believers of all ages to become mature disciples of Jesus Christ, connected to each other through worship, group fellowship, serving one another, strengthening men, women, youth and families.
Going forward into the community — bearing witness to the good news of Jesus with our words, neighborly love, and even into our work places and vocations.
Christ-centered Worship — Glorifying and communing with our God
Exodus 15:2 “The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God and I will praise Him”
(3 Knowing pic, open bible) In accordance with the Word of God, we approach worship of the Living God with both reverence and joy. We participate with praise, prayer, singing, confession of sin and of faith, thanksgiving, and petition. And we hear and respond to Bible-centered preaching. Regular worship has power to transform the people of God as they meet and see God’s glory revealed in Jesus Christ.
Relationship Driven — Christ-centered living, developing a community that is one body in Christ
John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”
(3 growing pic ) Our constant goal is to hold forth the Word of God to a dying world and to always seek to be reforming according to the Word of God. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is at the center of our shared life as a congregation. We seek to be a Christ-centered, gospel-focused church in our faith and practice. The grace and truth of God in Jesus Christ is central in our preaching and teaching, in our worship, in our outreach, in our relationships, and in all we do.
Community among members is a high priority. Our culture tends to be self-reliant and individualistic, but God sees us as intimately connected to each other because we are all part of the body of Christ and enlivened by the Holy Spirit. Just as the parts of our human body cannot function independently, so members of the church cannot function properly apart from community. We need each other to grow and thrive. We minister to one another with the same compassionate grace that God has lavished upon us and spur each other toward maturity in Christ.
Called to Serve — Gospel-centered Outreach, in response to the Great Commission
Ephesians 2:10 “for we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
(3 going pic) Salvation is completely by God’s grace. We do not contribute to our salvation in any way. Yes, we respond to the initiative of God, but even that response of faith is by God’s grace. We see reformed theology, as specified in the Westminster Confession of Faith and catechisms, as the best summary of the theology of the Bible.
Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” The great commission constantly calls us to an outward orientation. Jesus the “Light For The Nations” must not be hidden under a bushel. In love, we will both speak and show the gospel as we reach those captivated by every form of brokenness, sin, and ignorance. We sacrificially support missionaries, both locally and around the world. We equip members to personally share the gospel and serve the local community with Christ-like love.