Mission and Vision

Explanation of Vision Statement

"We are" because it is not we will be or hope to become. This is who we are. This is what we are commanded and called to, thus this identity will be what drives the things we do.

Vision refers to visualizing the future and painting it at present. It is like living the dream. When we have the vision statement in future tense, we may think that it is far from reach or something that would happen sometime in future. However, when we make the vision statement in present tense, it feels like that we are living it. It becomes alive. As a result our subconscious mind conditions itself for believing and achieving it.

"a growing community" because we are a called out group of people united with a common bond, pursuing a common goal, and standing on common ground. We desire that everyone joining this group of people fully commit to be a part of this multiplying community.

"personally" because each member has a personal responsibility to discipleship. While they are part of a community focused on this goal, they also have a personal role to play in seeing this goal happen in their own lives and in the lives around them.

"understand" because each member of this community must truly understand the call to discipleship and what it entails. They must understand who Christ is and what He is calling them to.

"embrace" because each member of this community must not only understand but also embrace this call as a part of their own lives. To know what it means to follow Christ and to embrace the calling are two very different things.

"submit" because each member of this community must put the Lord in authority over them and submit to His leading in their lives. They must also submit to the discipleship within their own lives from someone else within this community.

"Master's call to discipleship" because it is this call from our Master, Jesus Christ, that each of us must understand, embrace, and submit. His desire is not just that we would be saved but that we would become like Him, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren, and that we might follow Him in all things from our thoughts to our speech to our actions.

Last Published: September 30, 2015 9:18 AM