The purpose of Whitton Avenue Bible Church is best expressed in our mission statement:
Sent by God, compelled by Christ’s love, empowered by the Holy Spirit,
we exist to glorify God through:
Reaching up in worship of God;
Reaching in to equip the Saints;
Reaching out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our desire is to worship and glorify God in everything we do. Although the three-fold expression of our purpose at Whitton Avenue (worship, equipping and outreach) are all crucial and intertwined, worship stands at the top. The ultimate end for which God created humans is to see God’s glory and worship Him fully. Thus the goal of our reaching in and reaching out is to strengthen and widen the circle of those reaching up to magnify God. Our mission is further clarified by our core values:
We prayerfully seek to provide a safe environment in which the vulnerable can grow in the faith and the hurting and abused can experience God’s love and healing.
We prayerfully seek to foster an atmosphere of joy-filled holiness by pointing each other to the promises of God in response to the promises of the world.
We prayerfully seek to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom with creativity, urgency, love, and reliance on God to draw sinners to himself.
We prayerfully seek to portray the gospel of the kingdom through acts of mercy and the pursuit of justice.
We prayerfully seek to spread this kingdom proclamation and portrayal both locally and globally.