Anthem Church is a new church reaching Columbia, MO. Most of our team were commissioned by Candeo Church, which is part of a larger network of churches in Iowa. Like bulbs on a string of lights, we've seen God go before us in establishing churches aimed at reaching the next generation for Christ. Cornerstone Church and their college ministry called The Salt Company started in 1994 from an initial gathering of about 200 students and 24 community people. Cornerstone has now multiplied into several autonomous churches across the state of Iowa. On a weekly basis our small network of churches has over 6,000+ community people in attendance and 2,000+ college students. These numbers represent lives that are being changed by the Gospel. Our desire with Anthem Church is that God would simply do it again.
Candeo Church, established in 2014, is stepping out in faith to plant Anthem Church of Columbia, MO. The vision of our church stays the same as those in our network. We desire to see the gospel go forth and believe that college students are crucial in making that happen. When the local church combines the strengths of both their community members and college students - great things happen.
By God's grace this fall (2016), we will launch Anthem Church and its college ministry (The Salt Company) simultaneously. We look forward to the gospel compelling people to Celebrate, Connect, and Contribute. We look forward to partnering with what God is already doing in Columbia and ask that He would continue to prepare hearts to encounter Him.
Vision / Big Picture: It's our goal to help people know, love, and obey Jesus.
Mission / How: Through making disciples that make disciples.
Our mission is rooted in Matthew 28 where Jesus commissioned his followers to go and make disciples, which meant helping others to know, love, and obey Jesus. We want to obey Jesus’ command by following his model of discipleship. This means walking with people and not only sharing the gospel, but our very lives (1 Thess. 2:8). It's our prayer that we would walk in love and that by this the world would know we are disciples of Christ (John 13:35).
Anthem Church - Seeking to make disciples that make disciples.