To honor God by creating balanced, life-giving environments that Inspire Transformed Lives.
People With A Purpose
Purpose answers the questions: Why are we here? What are we called to do? Our primary purposes are:
Exalting the Lord: This means putting Him first in our lives and celebrating our love for Him together in Scriptural ways. Since we exist to worship Him (Ephesians 3:21, Revelation 4:8-11), joyful praise and whole-hearted worship are at the heart of our purpose as a church.
Empowering Believers: If the church is to impact the world, believers must be continually changed from their former patterns of life to new lives that please Him. The church is a place where people are empowered, inspired and trained to live in the newness of the Christian life. (Ephesians 4:7-17)
Extending the Kingdom of God: Apart from Christ, people are lost in the darkness of sin. They need the clear light of the Gospel message and the saving, healing and delivering love of God. The church exists to bring this Good News to people everywhere. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:47-48, John 20:21, Acts 1:8)
An Unstoppable Mission
Mission is the task we focus on every day. Our mission is: “To build an unstoppable church that will transform families, nations and generations with the love of Jesus Christ in our city and around the world.” (Genesis 12:1-3, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8)
A Biblical Pattern
Our pattern for ministry is the New Testament church at Antioch, the most successful force for Christian ministry in the early church. The church at Antioch was:
A Word-Centered Church: Paul and Barnabas taught the church, strengthening the believers in the Word of God. (Acts 11:26, 13:1)
A Spirit-Filled Church: The Holy Spirit was freely moving and speaking in the church at Antioch, especially through prophetic ministry. (Acts 13:1-2)
A Worshipping Church: When the Christians at Antioch gathered together, their first activity was to minister to the Lord. (Acts 13:2)
A Praying Church: The people prayed and fasted until they heard from God. Their missionary activity was born in a prayer meeting. (Acts 13:2)
A Discipling Church: The believers there were known as disciples, meaning they were disciplined followers of Jesus Christ. (Acts 11:29)
A Compassionate Church: When Jerusalem was hit by famine, Antioch responded with practical help. (Acts 11:29-30)
A Multi-Cultural Church: Jews, Nigerians, Gentiles and Aristocrats were all counted among one group of prophets and teachers. (Acts 13:1)
An Apostolic Church: Antioch was a “base church.” The life and power of God was sent out in wave after wave of ministry teams mobilized according to the prophetic promptings of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 13:3)
A Simple Focus: Transformed Lives:
In a busy world, we want to keep it simple. It all boils down to TRANSFORMED LIVES. So we give our time and energy to the things that bring the most change to people’s lives:
The Holy Spirit is moving today. As we participate in prayer, worship and ministry, we are restored and renewed inside. This prepares us to reach those around us with the love of God.
The church is a spiritual family. To be healthy, we need a right relationship with God (the vertical dimension) and right relationships with each other (the horizontal dimension). The power of the cross is revealed when both dimensions come together. (1 John 2:9-11)
We train children, young people and adults to be successful in every aspect of life. This includes those who have a calling to vocational as well as marketplace ministry. We aim to send those we train to the places God calls them (Proverbs 24:27, Acts 13:1-3) and to encourage them as they fulfill this calling.
Evangelism and kingdom growth are the ultimate goal of all of our efforts. Because we are called to fulfill the Great Commission we place top priority on world missions, city reaching strategies and personal outreach. We aim to continually reach out and win people of all ages to Jesus Christ.
Our Dreams For You:
We have five goals for every man, women, student and child we serve:
To be saved by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
To be healed and set free within through the power of the Holy Spirit
To discover personal identity, gifting and calling
To be trained to serve God & experience true success in life
To be sent (or placed) into a place of service that makes a difference