The Columbus Church of Christ seeks to love God, love each other, and serve the world. This three-fold statement of purpose is something the shepherds are committed to keeping before the congregation. In loving God, we emphasize God’s call to worship. This is about much more than worship assemblies, it is about experiencing the presence of God. In loving each other, we emphasize the importance of being an authentic community of faith. We are not called to be a collection of lone rangers, but a people intimately connected, living in solidarity, making church a place that welcomes others, offers a place to belong, and promotes healing. And in loving each other, the church is also a place that promotes accountability, a place where we mature each other, much as iron sharpens iron as we work to equip each other to be the hands and feet of Christ. Finally, in serving the world we acknowledge God’s call for us to serve others, not to be served ourselves. We emphasize our call to be witnesses to the power and truth of the gospel.