Our aim is to become a church whose goals and ambitions are the same goals of our Lord Jesus. We recognize that Jesus explained His desire and the mission for every local church in 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." Matthew 28:19-20
Therefore, we are committed to building faithful, passionate disciples of Jesus Christ who are also committed to building new disciples, beginning our work here in Lansing and extending to the ends of the earth. In order to help us live out this mission, we have developed a four part Life Focus to keep us centered on the calling we have received from Jesus. God is at work in our church, and we are committed to experiencing his grace in our lives together. Lansing First Southern Life Focus
Worship - The first act of every person who fears the Lord. Worship is the act of declaring God's worth and praising Him for his holy character. As we worship, we discover how truly great and praiseworthy God is.
Growth - We are pursuing more than knowledge. As we grow in faith and understanding of God's Word, we are seeking transformation from the inside out. The power of God's Spirit at work within us leads us closer to Christ day by day.
Mission - We don't exist for our own comfort and well-being. God has called us to be on mission with him, and we are growing in our passion to see people come to faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We are seeking to reach any who will hear and believe, whether they live next door or over the ocean.
Unity - This isn't last because it is unimportant. Unity and love for one another are the results of our commitment to know and love Jesus. The bonds we are forming as brothers and sisters under Christ give us the strength and endurance to remain faithful through whatever trials life brings our way.