(315) 697-2866 |  2657 Seneca Turnpike, Canastota, NY 13032

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Mission, Vision and Values

Mission (What we are doing)

  • To help unbelievers become fully devoted followers of Christ.

  • To help believers discover and flourish in their gifts and life purpose.

  • To bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person, everywhere, starting in our own home town

Vision (Where we are going)

It is our vision to build an excellent and exciting, Bible-based, Christ-centred local church.

 

  • A Holy Place where people experience the incredible presence, and life-changing power, of a living and holy God.

  • A Biblical Place where people are taught, Biblically, to believe that they can change their lives and the world by hearing and obeying God's Word.

  • A Worshiping Place where people join together, in unity, unashamed and unhindered, to enthusiastically praise and worship a truly awesome God.

  • A Praying Place where people come together regularly to faithfully and fervently talk to God about everything.

  • A Family Place where Grandparents, Parents, Youth and Children can all minister, and be ministered to, through the Grace of God and His Word.

  • A Healing Place where broken lives are mended by the, loving and miracle-working, hand of God.

  • A Unified Place where people of every age, race, culture and background stand together to honor and glorify God with one voice.

  • A Positive Place where people's pasts don't dictate their future.

Core Value (Who we are)

Believers' Chapel places great value on the following:

1.  We Value the Bible ~ It is the ultimate source for everything we do.


Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are.“


2.  We Value People ~ Because God loves and values people.


John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.“


1 John 4:19 “We love, because He first loved us.“


3.  We Value Expressive Worship ~ We love God extravagantly.


Psalm 100:1-2 “Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.“


4.  We Value the Presence of God ~ We passionately desire the moving of the Holy Spirit in our personal

and corporate life.


Acts 2:17-21 “In the last days, God said, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. In those days I will pour out my Spirit upon all my servants, men and women alike, and they will prophesy. And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and clouds of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon will turn blood-red, before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives. And anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.“


5.  We Value Personal and Corporate Prayer ~ We are dedicated to being people that talk to God about

everything.


Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.“


6.  We Value Family/Generational Ministry ~ We embrace the responsibility to impart Biblical vision,

values and standards to our children and our children’s children.


Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.“


Ephesians 2:19 “Now you are no longer strangers to God and foreigners to heaven, but you are members of God's very own family, citizens of God's country, and you belong in God's household with every other Christian.“


7.  We Value the Local Church and Unity ~ The local church is God's instrument to extend His purposes

in the earth today. We believe there is one Church, led by Jesus, which meets in a lot of different places.


Psalm 92:13 “The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God.“


8.  We Value Personal Holiness ~ Action speaks louder than words; therefore, Christians are called to be living

examples of godliness in our society.


2 Corinthians 7:1 “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.“


9.  We Value Servant Leadership ~ Good leaders serve others first.


Luke 22:25-27 “Jesus told them, "In this world the kings and great men order their people around, and yet they are called 'friends of the people.' But among you, those who are the greatest should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant.“


10.  We Value the Gospel ~ We are on a mission to tell everyone, everywhere about the amazing love of

Jesus Christ.


Mark 16:15-16 “And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.“


11.  We Value Discipleship and Mentoring ~ We are commissioned by God to help people become fully devoted

followers of Christ.


Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.“


12.  We Value Positive Stewardship ~ we are committed to taking good care of everything God has given us.


Matthew 25:20-21 “The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of gold said, 'Sir, you gave me five bags of gold to invest, and I have doubled the amount.' The master was full of praise. 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'”


13.  We Value Integrity and Character ~ We believe integrity is more important than convenience and character

is more important than charisma.


Proverbs 20:7 ”The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children after them.”


Psalm 15:1-2; 4 ”O LORD, who may abide in Thy tent? Who may dwell on Thy holy hill? He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart. He swears to his own hurt, and does not change”