Mission, Values, Vision…

At YTBC, we seek to honor the Lord in all that we do. It is important for us to align with God’s mission and vision for His church. You will find below the mission statement and core values of YT. This information will give you a glimpse into who we are, what we believe, and what we are striving to accomplish for the Kingdom of God and for His glory!
 
YTBC exists for the purpose of leading the city of Sheffield and beyond into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ!
 
1. Authentic Worship
We desire to see God’s people giving of themselves in joyful, sacrificial, obedient worship to God, both individually in their daily lives and corporately as the body of Christ.  (John 4:24, Rom. 12:1-2, Ps. 150)
 
2. Biblical Truth
We believe the Bible is the ultimate source of truth and authority, revealing God’s plan for a covenant relationship with mankind, which culminated in the sending of His Son to extend forgiveness to anyone who would repent and believe. (2 Tim. 3:16, Heb. 4:12)
 
3. Fervent Prayer
We believe there is a great importance for God’s people to labor in prayer, to seek God’s protection, provision, and plan for their lives, for the lost, and for His church.  (Mark 11:24, James 5:16, 1 Thess. 5:17)
 
4. Holy Spirit Dependence
We desire to see the power of the Holy Spirit revealed in the ministry of the church, in the life of every believer, and bringing about regeneration of the lost.  (John 14:26, Rom. 8:26, Gal. 5:22-23)
 
5. Congregational Involvement
We believe that every member has been gifted by the Holy Spirit for special service in the church.  Each member should employ those gifts in order to function effectively as the Body of Christ.  (Matt. 9:37-38, 2 Tim. 4:5, Rom. 1:16)
 
6. Intentional Discipleship
We desire to see all believers learning and applying God’s Word, maturing in their faith, and displaying wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that comes from growing in the Lord.  (Matt. 28:19-20, 2 Tim. 2:22, Acts 2:42)
 
7. Evangelistic Efforts
We believe it is the calling of all believers to be a living testimony of God’s grace by sharing with others the gospel (good news) of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.  (Matt. 5:16, Luke 19:10, Matt. 28:19-20)
 
8. Missions Engagement

We believe God has given His church the mission of advancing the gospel through cooperative efforts, strategic partnerships, and individual mission’s endeavors, whether locally, statewide, nationally, and globally.  (Acts 1:8, Mark 16:15-16, Matt. 28:19-20)

On Sunday, January 8th, Pastor Rodney shared what He believed to be God’s vision for YT in 2017!  This vision corresponded with the Core Values (above) and focuses on four primary areas… Congregational Involvement, Evangelistic Efforts, Intentional Discipleship, and Missions Engagement.  For more info about God’s direction for YT in 2017, feel free to contact Pastor Rodney or to visit this Sunday to experience this vision becoming a reality!