“The purpose of this congregation shall be to seek the honor and glory of God, to carry out His will, to manifest the unity of the faith in Jesus Christ as God and Savior, to spread the kingdom of God and to foster Christian fellowship and love.”
[Article II, Pilgrim’s Constitution]
Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
It is the mission of each Christian congregation, as set forth by our Savior Himself in the Great Commission of Matthew 28, to ‘make disciples’ for Christ until ‘the end of the age.’ This then is the purpose for our existence as a congregation, and the reason for which Christ established Pilgrim Lutheran Church in 1968.
Our vision is to ‘make’ Pilgrim a place where we can become more faithful ‘disciples’ of Jesus Christ, and also seek to ‘make disciples’ of others, by intentionally communicating the love of Christ through our personal relationships with non-Christians, in response to Christ’s command.
The strategy of our congregation focuses on discipleship. As we intentionally seek to mature into faithful disciples, through active worship, Bible study, Communion attendance, prayer, fellowship, stewardship and Christian service, we will be better equipped to reach out to non-Christians, and to assist in ‘making disciples’ of them by the power of the Holy Spirit.