The mission of Bixby.Church is to "glorify God by helping you find and fulfill God's purpose for your life." It is really amazing how many people go through life without ever discovering the purpose that they were made for. They keep busy working at a job, raising a family, paying bills, living for the weekends, and then they leave this life without ever knowing the answer to the question, "Why do I exist?" We believe in being intentional in the way we live. God has a purpose for your life and a biblical strategy for helping you find and fulfill that purpose found in the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
The Great Commandment
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:36-40 NIV
The Great Commission
"Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20 NIV
The following Bixby.Church core values are taught in the verses above, modeled by Jesus' ministry (John 17:1-26), fulfilled in the first New Testament church (Acts 2:41-47), and explained by Paul (Ephesians 4:11-16). We accomplish our mission by helping you embrace these B.I.X.B.Y. core values in your own life.
BELONG in God's Forever Family.
INCREASE in Christlikeness.
XPRESS Your Shape in Service.
BRIDGE the Gap with the gospel.
YIELD Your Life to God.
Our Bixby.Church icon illustrates our mission and values with five distinct pieces that represent our strategy for moving you around the bases of God's purposes. We use five purpose words that together spell BIXBY- Belong, Increase, Xpress, Bridge, Yield. Everything we do is centered on yielding our lives to God by fulfilling His purposes for our lives. This is a never-ending cycle of purposeful development as we focus upon building people, not steeples.