As the pastor, one of the things I love most about Front Street is its commitment to missions. I have loved watching the different groups come and go as they reach people for Jesus Christ. I am amazed at how God is using our church to truly make an impact. From the outreach of our children in High 5 and Gimme 5, to our youth serving Christ in our community and around the world, to the medical, construction and worship teams who have gone out, to those who have given sacrificially and to those who have prayed desperately, God is using us to make a difference in the world in which we live.
"Impacting the nations for Christ" is our mission statement. This is the big picture of what Front Street is about. From right here in Statesville to the uttermost parts of the earth, we desire to make an impact. With each ministry, each sermon, each Sunday School lesson and so on, we do all these things in hope that they will impact someone for Christ. May we never as a church get to the place where the focus is on us. Christ has left us here to make disciples. Every person in our congregation who is a believer in Jesus Christ has something to contribute. Every person and their spiritual gift matter at Front Street. We are not a group of people who are independently trying to win the world for Christ. We are the body of Christ and we are family. We must come together and sacrifice and love for the glory of God.