I. Summary statements
A. Mission: A statement meant to be permanent and to express unity with all faithful churches.
Our mission comes from Matthew 28:18-20, and is, under the authority of the exalted Christ, to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that Jesus commanded, both through his teaching during his earthly ministry and through the apostles who completed his teaching and wrote moved by the Holy Spirit.
B. Vision: A statement that may be updated periodically and expresses our unique calling as a particular church.
Swedesford Road Church will thrive in its strategic location by preaching the riches of Christ, building up the body to do the work of the ministry, mentoring aspiring pastors, and planting and revitalizing like-minded churches.
C. The elements of worship will include:
1. Call to worship in the words of Scripture
2. Congregational singing
3. Confession of faith by the congregation
4. Confession of sin by the congregation
and affirmation of pardon
5. Pastoral prayer
6. Reading of Scripture
7. Preaching of the word
8. Sacrament of the Lord’s supper
9. Benediction in the words of Scripture