Living In The Kingdom of God
Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” What is the Kingdom of God? The Kingdom of God is within us. It is God’s Spirit within us. It is Him conquering the territory of our soul and moving in as King and us stepping aside. It is us being reconciled back to God through Christ’s sacrifice and dwelling in the presence of God and all that He is. In His presence, His Kingdom, we will experienced His love, mercy, truth, joy, peace, rest, comfort, deliverance, healing, power, strength, protection, provision, purity, goodness, purpose, beauty, wisdom, counsel, freedom, instruction, perfection, and sovereignty. As we seek God’s face with our heart and soul in the truth of His Word, then these treasures become a part of our lives. During this year, The Body of Christ must be very deliberate in paying attention to the Patterns of God, understanding the Timing of God, following the Commands of God, and avoiding anything not connected to God. This year, we cannot remain content in the cradle of convenience, nor the comfort of the routine. Habakkuk 2:2—challenges us to “Write the vision” and make it plane upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
To facilitate our vision, we have to:
“This is the hour”, says The Lord of Host, “that I am bringing Great change into the hearts and minds of my people, and at the same time, I am changing their circumstances
I see a ministry that is focused on our Gracious God and wanting daily, weekly and every year to become more like Him.
I see a ministry that is fully resourced because we look to God (and totally trust Him) for those resources.
I see a ministry in which there are no short measures, no “making do” but only the best is offered.
I see a church that is giving more and living on less.
I see a ministry that is praying and trusting God more and fearing less.
I see a ministry that is alive and exporting that life, sharing the fire of his love: a generous church that seeks to bless other churches, outreach ministries and individuals.
I see a ministry that is constantly being poured out— and thus constantly being re-filled.
I see a ministry that is growing numerically, financially and in maturity. I see years of unanswered prayers being answered.
I see breakthroughs, healings, deliverance and miracles taking place in our church like never yet before and we can only explain it by saying, “Our Gracious God did that!”
I see more men and women will hear and respond to the call of God on their lives. Some will go to serve him in other states and cities, some will go into full-time ordained ministry, some will take radical risks with their jobs, their home, their future and who knows what?
I see our ministry rising up to meet the challenges of serving the community we live in and where we are less concerned about simply meeting our own needs.
I see full promises and possibilities because we serve a Gracious God and He has made us a Generous Church.
I urge you to share this vision with me in the coming year and years.
Our Core Values
We are committed to each other as members of the family of faith.
We are committed to sharing our finances, time and talents.
We are committed to sharing the Good News.
We are committed to the community around us.
We are committed to the family (with all the 21st century variations) from cradle to grave.
We are committed to active participation with other communities of faith.
We strive earnestly to study and grow on our theological journey.
We are committed to a shared leadership model.
We are a Christ-centered church...we believe God calls us to be centered in Christ.
We value women in leadership...we believe God calls us to follow women and men.
We value service to God, other members, and the community...we believe that God calls us to be servant leaders.
We value strong Biblical study…we believe that God calls us to study the whole scripture.
We value the whole Bible, we believe that God reveals the Bible as our source of faith.
We value acceptance...we believe God calls us to reach out to and welcome all persons in Jesus' name.
We are committed to public worship, prayer and celebration for the glory of God.
We are committed to each person’s spiritual growth. This is a long form text area designed for your content that you can fill up with as many words as your heart desires.
Our Vision Statement
(Where we are going)
Our vision is to cultivate, feed, promote, develop, and empower our church members and the community. We also vision our church to grow locally, nationally, and worldwide. We are a church that is founded on biblical principles. We serve others with dedication, dignity and respect. We will support and mold effective leadership.
Habakkuk 2:2— challenges us to “write the vision and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”
To facilitate our Vision Statement, we have to:
Our Mission Statement
(Why we exists)
Our Mission is to win the lost souls at any cost and to proclaim the word of God wherever we may go.
To facilitate our mission statement we have to understand “The Great Commandment” and “The Great Commission”.
The Great Commandment
Matthew 22: 37-39 says, “37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
The Great Commission
Matthew 28: 19-20 says, “19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
We Practice, We Praise, & We Preach
Practice means: The actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method as opposed to theories about such application or use. "The principles and practice of teaching.
Praise means: The expression of approval or admiration for someone or something.
When we praise God, we are essentially boasting about Him and cheering in reverent adoration of His person and works.
Preach means: To deliver a sermon or religious address to an assembled group of people, typically in church. But for us we will preach wherever He sends us.
Our Operating Principles