Mission & Vision

Go therefore and make disciples...

The Mission

Our mission is to be obedient to God in making disciples among all peoples according to Matthew 28:18-20, having the confidence that He is with us all the way to the end of the age.  Jesus challenged us to go into Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the uttermost part of the earth in Acts 1:8.  We not only seek to reach souls for Jesus here in our community but around the world.

We are involved in local missions on behalf of our church and God’s kingdom.  We participate in GROW outreach which is an effort to make contact with people through letters, phone calls, and personal visits.  We have seen God use this effort to reach many people through the years.   We support and participate in Compassion Ministries which provides food for those in need.  We have a benevolence ministry led by Bro. Joe Davis that ministers to the needs of people daily.  Our objective is to not only provide them with help for their physical needs but to supply help for their spiritual needs.  Very few people ever enter into Bro. Joe’s office without hearing the gospel.  We support and host the Branch of Hope recovery ministry, enabling the participants to hear the gospel.  We are able to see God at work in their lives as many of them come to faith in Christ and are baptized into our church.

Missions abroad is a big part of our ministry.  Over the years we have been blessed by God to the point that we have been able to send our members on mission trips to various places around the world.  We give through the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention which proclaims the gospel in strategic places throughout our world.  For 5 years we have been blessed to have been included in the top 100 churches of the Southern Baptist Convention in Lottie Moon Christmas offering for international missions.

We are blessed to see many of the members of our church called into the ministry.  It is important to us to see them through with resources that provide for their further education.   Our mission is to reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ both here and abroad.

The Vision

We seek to bring about change through our proclamation and practice.   Because of our passion for God, we have a passion for souls and seek to reach them through the truth that we proclaim with our mouths and demonstrate with our lives.   Believing that God is an agent of change we proclaim His truth, knowing that wherever it is planted, change takes place in the hearts of people.

We seek to plant the seeds of truth in the hearts of people who don’t know Him and nourish the hearts of those who do.   We understand that there is no growth apart from change, so we make ourselves available to God so that He might change us and use us to change the lives of others.

Our vision is that we might see God bring about change in the lives of people. Water Valley is a small but vibrant community with much to offer.   Many of our residents are lifetime citizens while others are moving here who may work in nearby towns.   We want to be a church where people feel at home and know they are loved no matter who they are or from where they come.

May God help us to reach the people of our community for His glory.