Pursuing Jesus, Connecting Hearts

Focus on the Five

 FOCUS on the FIVE:

Our Vision, Mission and Purpose


Our Vision

Our vision is to reach the Marshalltown community for Christ.

This vision is founded upon the New Testament teachings of Christ.  To fulfill our vision, we will implement Christ’s teachings on the great commandment and the great commission:

The Great Commandment - "And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.’"   (Matthew 22:37-40 ESV)

The Great Commission - "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."  (Matthew 28: 19-20, ESV)

 The strategy for our vision can be summarized by using the acrostic F.O.C.U.S.


Following Christ



Offering Friendship



Caring and Inviting



Uncovering the Truth



Serving Others




Our F.O.C.U.S. strategy incorporates the elements of the great commandment and great commission, and is incorporated into our Purpose and Mission statements:


  Our Purpose Statement:

Pursuing Jesus, Connecting Hearts


  Our Mission Statement: 

To Go Out,Gather in, and Guide Through