The local church is a community of regenerated believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord. In obedience to the Bible they organize under qualified leadership, gather regularly for preaching and worship, observe the biblical sacraments of baptism and Communion, are unified by the Holy Spirit, are disciplined for holiness, and scatter to fulfill the Great Commandment (to love God and man) and the Great Commission (to evangelize and make disciples of all Nations) as missionaries to the world for God’s glory and their joy. The local church exists to make much God, through the gospel, in salvation, in life, and in mission.