At Yorktown Vineyard Community Church our main goal is to be pleasing to God and to advance His Kingdom. The Apostle Paul, in 2 Corinthians 5:9 and again in Romans 12:1-2 exhorts all Christians to have this as their ambition.
In Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus teaches that the greatest of God's commandments is to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." He also teaches that the second greatest commandment is, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself. " In the hope of pleasing God and in the hope of keeping His commandments our purpose is stated as follows:
To Love our God
It is our desire that each of us cultivate a deep and meaningful relationship with God through prayer, worship, and the study of His Holy Scriptures; loving the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
To Love One Another
We desire to train, disciple, and encourage Christian believers in the teachings of Jesus Christ so that they will live godly, victorious lives that are pleasing to God. We also encourage each person to develop their natural and spiritual gifts and callings, and we promote love, fellowship and unity among believers.
To Love Our Neighbor
In order to "love our neighbor as ourselves," it is our goal to minister to the local community through physical as well as spiritual means, to make disciples (Matthew 28:19), and to spread the Good News of the Kingdom of God both in the local community and in the world at large through missions, outreach, charity, evangelism, and any other work the Lord may direct.