Posted on May 4, 2012
A New Kind of Church: Mission
What follows is a mission statement for a new kind of church (see the vision and values statement). The next post will contain details around a strategy or the means for executing the mission.
As before, I value your thoughts so please take time and provide comments answering the question: “If I were to land on a website of a new church in my community with the info below, what do I see that is attractive? What issues raise concerns or additional questions that I would ask?”
Our purpose is based upon the assumption that effective ministry always occurs in the context of relationships. For example, after God initiates a relationship with us by graciously calling us to believe in Jesus, we seek nourishment from relationships with fellow believers that encourage and inspire us to grow in our love for Him and others. As God’s people we relate to one another as indispensable members of a larger family (1 Cor. 12:12-16).
Empowered by the Spirit of God and enlightened by the Word of God, we embrace every opportunity to serve the people of God and our community with truth, love, excellence, humility, and integrity for the glory of God.
Therefore, we exist to . . .
“connect people with people in the name of Jesus
so minds are biblically informed, hearts are radically transformed,
and lives are significantly conformed to the image and glory of God.”