Our Mission

To help people connect or reconnect with our Lord and build a lifetime of discipleship.
(adopted by Session 2005)

Our Vision

To be a community of believers that warmly welcomes and invites others into life-giving faith in Jesus Christ. We seek to shine the light of faith far and wide, living out the gospel in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, work places and world.

Our Core Practices

This mission leads us to six core practices:

  • Worship God with joy
  • Grow deeper as followers of Christ
  • Connect with others in caring community
  • Serve the world around us in humility
  • Invite others to discover newness of life in Jesus Christ
  • Practice faithful stewardship of our unique gifts and resources

Our Challenge

Our continuing challenge as a community of faith: Why has God put us here at this time?

Key Scriptures

We fulfill our mission by living out Christ’s great commandment to love God and our neighbors (Mark 12:29-31) and the great commission to make disciples of all people (Matthew 28:18-20).

More About Liberty

Liberty’s worship service is its heart and soul. We embrace an informal, contemporary worship style — welcoming humor, applause and laughter — supported by joyous music and a biblical and relevant message. We tell people to “come as they are.” Members comment that the service is inspirational, joyous and effective in helping them connect with God.

Music is one of Liberty’s hallmarks. For many years, Sunday morning music has mixed traditional hymns, gospel music, folk, classical and contemporary styles, whether sung by the congregation or offered by skilled musicians.

In the past six years, Liberty has seen a large influx of young families. This has brought children to Liberty in increasing numbers, with 281 children registered between the age of newborn and fifth grade. Situated in the midst of a rapidly growing public school district, we are prioritizing spiritual growth for children and youth through our growing church school program and youth ministry.

We have an active mission program, supporting local, national and international missions. By Session policy, we allocate 10% of all offerings “off the top” to missions. In recent years, the Mission Committee has developed three international mission trips — medical, dental and construction — to Honduras in which families participate. The youth group participates in additional mission trips, working alongside people of need, serving individuals and groups in the community and neighboring states. We have a partnership church in inner-city Columbus which serves the homeless community.