COLUMBIA RIVER BIBLE CHURCH aims to challenge every person known to CRBC to become a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ, and to provide opportunities for them to do so.

 

TO WORSHIP THE ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD

Throughout the entire Word of God, we read that the chief purpose and duty of the believer is that of properly worshipping God. Repeatedly in the Psalms alone, we find "Praise ye the Lord." In all the Word of God, we are taught the importance of corporate, as well as private worship.

 

TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST TO ALL THE WORLD

The entire Word of God instructs God's people to share the good news of how one can know the true and living God. It is the paramount responsibility of each and every believer in whatever capacity God has called him, to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved. Not all are evangelists; but all must be sharing, as they have opportunity with those who don't know Christ.

 

TO TRAIN & EQUIP BELIEVERS UNTO MATURITY & MINISTRY

God did not design man to be an island unto himself, or to be self-sufficient...even in his spiritual life. We have access to the Father through the work of Jesus Christ, but we still need each other for proper maturity and growth. Hebrews 10:25 exhorts us to assemble together. In Romans 12, Ephesians 4 and I Corinthians 12, we read that God has gifted people differently and that we need each other if we desire to grow into well-rounded Christian people. Through Biblical teaching and providing people with opportunities for involvement, the church helps to develop spiritual gifts. When a church body doesn't function together, the results are weakness, spiritual immaturity and inability to minister as God desires.

 

TO PROMOTE MISSIONARY ENTERPRISE AT HOME & ABROAD

In Acts 1:8 we read Jesus' parting words to His disciples, "...and ye shall be my witness unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth." God has a global perspective in His desire for the Gospel to be shared. he desires for all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth (I Timothy 2:4). This means He desires those from every tribe and tongue and people and nation to come to know Him and to worship Him with all other believers (Revelation 5:9). We are part of God's Global outreach.