We exist to declare and demonstrate the liberating power of the Gospel.
At Coral Ridge we believe that God is on a mission to rescue and replenish a world lost and broken by sin, thereby "making all things new" (Revelation 21:5). We believe that the most startling aspect of God's mission is that he has presently enlisted his imperfect people (the church) to take part in carrying out his glorious work of revitalization. Christians have been rescued by God in Christ to become agents of renewal - missionaries. This means that churches are designed by God to be instruments of renewal in the world, not only spiritually renewing individual lives but also physically renewing cultural forms and structures, helping to make all that is crooked in our world straight.
Therefore, God wants us to immerse ourselves in the rehabilitation of hearts and houses, souls and society. We're to care about the renewal of both individuals and the culture at large. This requires word and deed, proclamation and demonstration. God is renewing human hearts and recreating all things through his church.
This is our mission to the world.
We carry out our mission by reaching up, reaching in, and reaching out.
According to the Bible, our ministry must be anchored in and fueled by the gospel. The gospel is the good news that, in the person of Jesus Christ, God reached down to a sinful world and our trifold response to the gospel is a life lived reaching up, reaching in, and reaching out.
Upreach: When we gather together for worship, we ought to come reaching up, starved for God, ready to feast together on the good news of the gospel. Feasting on God's gospel together, through prayer and preaching, sacrament and singing, gives us the strength and nourishment we need to glorify Him throughout the week. Since God has equipped us with heads, hearts, and hands, our worship services are geared to inform the mind intellectually, engage the heart emotionally, and bend the will volitionally (Isaiah 6:1-8).
Inreach: Through the various ministries of the church, it is our privilege and responsibility to be reaching in. That is, we must continually seek to minister the gospel to one another inside our fellowship by mutually supporting one another, teaching one another, encouraging one another, challenging one another, and edifying one another, trusting that God will see fit to "form Christ in us" as a result (Galatians 4:19).
Outreach: Prior to Jesus' ascension in Acts 1:8, He told His disciples that they would be His witnesses "in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Therefore, it is our privilege and responsibility to minister God's gospel to those outside our fellowship by reaching out - in both spiritual (word) and physical (deed) ways - locally (Jerusalem), nationally (Judea and Samaria), and internationally (the ends of the earth), serving as salt and light to a fallen world in desperate need of the transforming power of the gospel (Matthew 5:13-16).