GreenWood is committed to bringing the truth of God,
revealed in the Person and Purposes of Jesus Christ,
to bear on the wounds and bewilderment of a sin-wracked,
We are called
out of the World, but we are called to be light unto the
world, a mission we can only accomplish by being in the
world which God loved so much that He gave His only begotten
Son to redeem it (John 3:16).
Our vision is
of the Church in the midst of the Marketplace, because
we believe that is the vision of God Himself. Increasingly,
the institution of the church is irrelevant to our culture,
and this has never been God's desire. We believe that
we must speak to the culture in a language it understands,
providing worship and teaching which are in an idiom familiar
to the culture and which address the issues relevant to
it. We want to see the Church at the focal point of the
World's misery and confusion, healing as Jesus healed,
binding up the broken-hearted, being light where there
is darkness, speaking truth where there is confusion,
and in every way by every means available bringing the
Love of God in Christ into our every sphere of influence.
may be small at first, but however much it may grow we
must never forget that only the purposes of God endure.
It is His pleasure to work through His people, the Body
of Christ. He has provided that His Church be administered
by means of Spiritual Gifts. The Church is Charismatic
in that it only exists and operates through the charis,
the gifts and grace of God. The Church is Orthodox in
that the doctrine of the Apostles, biblically derived,
is not subject to emendation. The Church is Catholic in
that it is Universal: never has there been nor can there
be more than one Church. The Church is Evangelical in
that its only charter is to "go into all the world,
making disciples and baptizing in the Name of the Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28: 19)"
God is working
His purposes out; it is our desire to take our place in
the Church, the Body of Christ which is the expression
of those eternal purposes in the World, and to faithfully
discharge the duties to which we are called so that we
may, one day, hear from our Lord that "well done"
which every faithful servant longs to hear.