Our Vision

We long to see compassion, community, and communion with Christ 
offered
to every person in Summit County.

  • Throughout His earthly ministry Jesus felt compassion – a deep, even gut-wrenching, love – towards hurting people. He had compassion on the hurting and hungry crowds prior to the miraculous feeding of the 5,000 and 4,000. (Matthew 14:14, 15:32) Jesus had compassion on a widow whose son had just died. (Luke 7:13) He told the story of the Good Samaritan, who had compassion on the injured man. (Luke 10:33) In each instance these feelings of compassion were followed by actions:  feeding the hungry, raising the dead, and caring for the injured man. At Christ Lutheran we strive to offer this same compassion as we are filled with the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. 

  • At the end of Acts chapter 2 we are given a glimpse into the life of the early church. What we see is a life in community. The church ate together, prayed together, worshipped together, and shared their possessions with each other. It was life lived together. God gave the community of the early church favor with the surrounding people and added to their number those who were being saved. The people of our world long for community, and the church gets to fulfill the longing of the world by offering it to them. As we do so at Christ Lutheran, we believe we will have favor with the outside world and see the Lord adding to our number those being saved.

  • When Jesus began His earthly ministry, He came proclaiming the Good News that God’s Kingdom was at hand. (Mark 1:14-15) He showed how life in the Kingdom of God is, at its core, an intimate relationship, or communion, with the Almighty. So much so that we are able to address God as Father. Jesus modeled all these things through His words, works, and ways. Ultimately, His love led Him to sacrifice Himself upon a cross so that He could pay the price for the sins of the world, and in exchange all who believe in Him could receive communion with God. The first disciples spread this Good News. (1 John 1:3) Today, we proclaim this same Good News to the world and invite all people into communion with God and His Son, Jesus Christ. 

We are part of The Summit Mission Alliance. To find out more about our vision and values, please visit the SMA website.


The Summit Mission Alliance