We, the session of First ARP Church of Gastonia, NC conceive of the mission of this congregation to be:
To develop DEEP ROOTS into God’s Word and a WIDE REACH into God’s World through the free offer of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
To lead God’s people in VITAL WORSHIP, through the power of the Holy Spirit, where Jesus is magnified and God is Glorified.
To equip God’s people through TRANSFORMING DISCIPLESHIP, that the body of Christ may be built up, and we all reach fullness in Christ.
To encourage God’s people through AUTHENTIC FELLOWSHIP in which obedience to Christ’s command to love one another may be outwardly expressed.
To engage the lost through GOSPEL WITNESS locally, nationally and globally.
To participate in KINGDOM MISSION by seeking to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the poor and suffering in our community and throughout the world.
To commit to seeking God’s guidance and blessing through FRONTLINE PRAYER.