To lead people to mature in Christ;
Maturing believers are characterized by behaviors and attitudes which are in accordance with Biblical standards, influenced, motivated and guided by the Holy Spirit. Significant life experiences, environment and personality makeup are increasingly understood and addressed as the believer matures.
However, as the believer continues to grow to be more like Christ and to have the mind of God, he or she may become more aware of his or her own hidden and continued sinfulness, human frailties, root causes of surface problems, emotional damage, and disorders as well as a need for greater and greater dependence upon God.
To assist the efforts to free people from the ravages of sin and ignorance so that through the power of the Holy Spirit they can embrace God in an intimate way, carry out godly relationships within God’s Church and the world, and live an obedient, authentic Christian life according to the principles of Scripture.