Our vision is to transform lives with the hope of Christ. Several years ago, our congregation made a conscious decision to remain in the urban core and heart of Lockport. We believe God has strategically located our church in the center of the City of Lockport’s Impact Zone to bring the renewing hope of Christ to a section of the City many want to ignore or abandon.
Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus who love God, love others, and live Christ’s mission to make more disciples as we share Christ’s love and grace in words and deeds.
2 MAIN VALUES
To Be ONE with God: Love Him – To be one with God is to love Him and His way.
To Be ONE with Others: Love Them – When we experience God’s love and grow in our love for Him, our hearts will overflow with a love for others.
THE IMPORTANCE OF UNITY
Hours before Christ goes to the cross, He prays for our UNITY as Christians; that is how important it is to Him. Here is His prayer:
My prayer is not for them alone (the disciples). I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message (us), that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. (John 17:20-22)
Why is our unity so important to Christ? Because our unity is essential for letting the world know the Good News that God loves us so much He sent His son Jesus to save, redeem, and restore us and our world. Our unity is essential to accomplish God’s great mission for His church. Therefore unity is the essential value that drives all the ministries and programs of Christ Community Church.