The vision of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church is to be a family that grows in faith, love, service, and presence.
We are family. This is our constant reality. Although we come from different backgrounds, diversified by age, ethnicity, or social circles, we find common ground in our Beautiful Savior. Each one of us understands that once we were lost and separated from our gracious God (Isaiah 59:2; Ephesians 2:1; Romans 8:7). Yet God himself has brought us close to him through our Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17-19; Ephesians 2:4, 5) In Christ we have been adopted into the family of God, and we now see each other as brothers and sisters, not by our blood, but by the blood of Christ. (Hebrews 2:11, Galatians 4:4, 5) Therefore, we function as a family united in faith, love, and service. Just as any family, we will grow.
This is our vision of growth.
We desire our family will grow numerically as we bring to our community the good news that they are a part of God’s family through Jesus Christ. We will tell our community the compelling story of Jesus. We will share what he has done for them in our personal lives, through engaging events on our campus, by welcoming visitors to our worship services as if to our home, and by asking those we meet to return and learn more about their Savior, Jesus Christ.
Our family will grow in faith. Our top priority as members of God’s family will be to grow in our understanding of what it means to be a child of God. Therefore, we will gather for worship that focuses on God’s Word for our lives and edifies us with the knowledge of our Savior. We will strengthen our faith and trust in Jesus through formal Bible Studies, informal group studies, and personal Bible Study. We will accomplish this growth in our children as we instruct and train them in God’s Word. As a major focus of our efforts with God’s Word, we will strive to offer a safe and engaging environment in which children, from infancy through young adulthood, can mature in the knowledge of their Savior.
Our family will grow in love. As we grow in faith, we envision that our friendship and companionship with one another will also grow. Our friendships will grow into sincere and honest love that shows itself in concern for one another, encouragement, and an eager willingness to bear each other’s burdens. We will endeavor to provide opportunities for our bonds of friendship to grow deeper through social events, shared meals, and other fellowship opportunities.
Our family will grow in service. Beautiful Savior believes that every member of our family has been blessed by God to serve others in meaningful ways. As the bond of faith unites us, Beautiful Savior will encourage every member of our family to use their gifts and be actively involved in service to each other and the community. Beautiful Savior will accomplish this goal by providing tools to discover unique gifts, training to build and strengthen those gifts, and opportunities to use gifts.
Our family will grow in presence. As the family of Beautiful Savior grows in faith, love, and service, it will take on a recognized, meaningful, and powerful presence in La Porte County.