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Michael J. Chanley Teachings

Dec 13, 2023

This special message was recorded at our 2023 Annual Christmas and Thanksgiving Party. We took advantage of this gathering to launch some important changes for our church family.

Specifically, we announced:

  • Our new vision statement (see below)
  • A new church logo
  • An updated church directory
  • The new church website -

It is provided here for those who were unable to attend the event.


---------- Vision Statement Notes (adapted from the handout provided at the event) ----------


Tunnel Hill Christian Church has a vision to grow in faith, share hope, and love one another as followers of Jesus. 

Our new vision statement is anchored in 1 Cor. 13:13, the conclusion to the Apostle Paul’s chapter defining love. It says:

“... And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Our new vision statement highlights our biblical focus on Jesus Christ, gives us direction to become more outward focused, and emphasizes our efforts to teach the Word of God every time we gather.

In more detail, it helps to look at the vision in reverse to see how it builds on itself to point us upward towards God.

  1. As followers of Jesus - The final part, or first step, of our Vision Statment reminds us of the root source of our faith, hope, and love. It reminds us that all we do builds on our efforts to serve Jesus and not ourselves
  2. Loving one another - Encourages us to be an outpouring of the love Jesus Christ has shown us and a reflection of the New Testament commandments. Love is how we are to treat one another.
  3. Sharing hope - Reminds us that we exist in the community as a local New Testament church, devoted to fulfilling the Great Commission. Hope is love from Jesus shared with others.
  4. Growing in faith Wherever you are on in your faith journey, we are always growing in the Way of Jesus. Growing in faith means we more completely embrace Him in all we say and do. At Tunnel Hill, we are built upon the faith, hope and love of Jesus Christ.

NOTE: this message was recorded in the CAC and the audio is not excellent. If you have any questions, please contact the church office: