Cherry Street Baptist Church has a rich and blessed heritage. But we are also engaged in preparing for a bright future. Every church should have a purpose related to the instructions of Christ because of the reasons laid out in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) First of all, to REACH the lost. It is our responsibility as a church and it’s members to present the gospel to everyone we meet in a clear way. Second, to TEACH or disciple those that desire a deeper relationship with Christ. Our primary source of discipleship is our Sunday School. And third, to MINISTER. The result of discipleship is service. As a Christian matures in their relationship with Christ, service in ministry becomes a part of their life. The purpose of our church can be summed up in three words: REACH, TEACH, and MINISTER. The simple formula laid out in Matthew 28:19-20 is what continually brings new people in, develops disciples, and promotes service not only in our church, but around the world.