Vision: What we long to see happen
For the glory of our triune God, by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and through the work of the Holy Spirit, Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church seeks to be a community of believers who:
- are responding to God’s grace and glory in worship and wonder,
- are being transformed in all of our relationships, and
- are participating in a Kingdom-building movement to renew all things.
Our mission is to glorify God by growing in grace and giving our lives away on the mountain, in the city, and around the world.
Primacy of the Gospel
The Gospel is not just the entryway to relationship with God, but also the means to growth in God. The Gospel is found only in the person and work of Jesus Christ through the revelation of God’s Word. At LMPC we are relentlessly attentive to God’s Word and its authority and application in all things.
Vitality of Worship
Our busy, distracted lives require that we regularly reconnect with God and reorient ourselves to live by his truth. Therefore, we form weekly worship services that are robust, historic, liturgical, and varied. With hearts inflamed, we become emboldened to engage daily in worship of God alone.
Indispensability of the Church
God uses the church to bring the realities of his Kingdom to earth. The church is a body, and its head is Christ. The body cannot grow without remaining connected to its head. In order for us to grow as God designed, it is essential to intentionally belong to a church. As a local body in the Reformed tradition, we are consciously a part of and actively connected to the larger church in our city and around the world.
Necessity of Prayer
We cling to the words of Jesus: “Apart from me you can do nothing.” We recognize our dependence on God as we pray regularly as individuals and with each other. Our prayer focus is as Jesus taught us: for his glory alone as his Kingdom advances and as he accomplishes his will in all things.
Centrality of Community
The biblical repetition of ‘one another’ sets the tone for the Christian life. Therefore, we emphasize life together in relationships and in groups that are marked by truth, transparency, and loving care for each other. Our pastors lead as a team, establishing a culture for all our leaders of listening to one another and valuing the wisdom of the community.
Priority of Mission
The Kingdom of God is moving toward the renewal of all things, and therefore all of life is mission. God’s mission embraces cross-like sacrifice and calls us to extend generous service to others. We pursue this mission not only in our own sphere of influence, but also beyond – on our mountain, in our city, and around the world.
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