WHAT IS GOSPELWAY ALL ABOUT?
Our mission is simply this: Above all else, we at Gospelway are seeking to find rest in Christ, and calling others to "Come Find Rest" as well.
We believe that Jesus meant it, when He said, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest", and we have made it our mission to take Him at His word.
Our mission is why we exist, it is what Gospelway is all about. Our vision is how we plan to accomplish this mission. We believe that this is played out in three main ways:
If we are going to understand the rest that we have in Christ, we must understand first of all what the gospel is, and what that means to us.
The scripture tells us that God has reconciled His enemies to Himself through Jesus. This means me and you!
Our focus is to daily spread this good news to those around us, so that they may find peace (rest) with God as well
The gospel is not only what centers us, but it is at the center of everything that we do and are.
Continuing His words, Jesus said that His, “yoke is easy”. We believe that He has, not only done the work to reconcile us to God, but His has accomplished our righteousness as well.
This means that we never have to do “church stuff” to gain a better standing with our Father. This allows us to rest in our acceptance with God through Christ.
Gospel means “good news”. When we say we are “gospel-driven” we mean that the central truth of our church is the good news of who Jesus is and what he’s done to save the world.
This is what drives everything that we do! We want everyone to know the rest that we have found in the gospel!
Gospelway began meeting together on April 14th, 2019 and was constituted on September 13th, 2019.
Church planting is about getting a church started where there is a need for one. We did this with the help of Pastor Benjamin Workman of Mercy Baptist Church. Benjamin is originally from the Salisbury / Lexington area and expressed the need for a gospel-centered church in Rowan County.
In addition to Pastor Workman, guidance and accountability have also been gained from Pastor Jeff’s former pastor, Richie Honeycutt of Faith Baptist Church in Iron Station, NC
Why the name Gospelway?
Many of the Puritan and early Baptist writers would use the term “the gospel-way” to explain the proclamation of the gospel that brings us to faith. (Rom. 10:17)
Thomas Boston stated that one can never find rest from their laboring “until they come to embrace the gospel-way of salvation; taking up its everlasting rest in Christ, for wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.”
Spreading the rest of Christ found in the gospel is our mission, and our desire was to convey this, even in the name that we chose to identify our assembly.
Why the Logo?
In everything we do as a church, we want to point to our focus (even our logo).
The Letter G
The letter G, which makes up our logo, represents the gospel. Biblically speaking, the gospel has nothing to do with us whatsoever. The gospel is completely about the person and work of Jesus Christ.
The gospel is the declaration of good news. This good news is not demands from God but the declaration of the finished work of God. The arrow represents our desire and mission to go proclaim this good news.
God promised to build His church, and this will be done through the establishment of local assemblies, which are produced from, and by local assemblies.
Our goal is to grow our membership with the specific purpose of planting another church.
The church was never meant to be a cul-de-sac on the Great Commission highway. The nations—and the lost in this nation—need new church plants.
We are an autonomous Baptist church which means we are a self-governing body. However, we have chosen to voluntary support and cooperate with the following organizations.
WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
Most importantly, it means that you're always welcome to come rest with us. Just as we have been accepted by God in Christ, you'll always be accepted at Gospelway.