Vision Statment and Explanation

Vision

“Connecting people with God, with one another and the world in order that our lives go beyond ourselves.”

Connecting people with God…

Who have never heard His saving work (Evangelism)…

         Through Weekly worship gatherings that exalt Christ and…

                   Enable non-believers to observe the divine- human encounter and yearn for their own personal relationship with God.

         Through Active sharing in the relationships that we build in the community.

          By Intentionally Spreading God’s Message of Hope through Christ

          By equipping parents to be the main evangelism tools in the home for children

By encountering Him in Worship (Worship)…

           Through our main time of gathering together as a body…

                    As believers adore God in worship and the Word.

            As individuals cherish and value time alone with God in prayer and His Word.

            As families gather regularly in the home for faith talks.

In an ongoing process that encourages them to grow into fully devoted followers of Christ (Discipleship)…

            Through the preaching of God’s Word in our main gathering time

             By studying, learning and living together in small groups with a threefold focus on…

                     Being a Missionary Team

                     Growing in Communion with our God & Savior

                     Being a part of an inclusive group of people that have a deep sense of belonging.

              In intense growth groups of 3 or 4 called “Discipleship Triads”

              By equipping parents to be the main tools for discipleship in the home.

Connecting people to one another…

By creating atmospheres that encourage people to share life together (Fellowship)…

           Through a warm and welcoming environment in our gathered worship time.

           In small groups were the focus is on mutual growth, encouragement and love for another as Christ has loved us.

By connecting people to the church, its ministries and responsibilities (Discipleship)…

          By inviting people to become committed missional people (CMP’s).

          By Training Leaders for Small Groups, Discipleship Triads & Deacon Ministry etc.

          By Training Families for Faith Talks, teachable moments and spiritual milestones.

          By sacrificially helping one another through the victories, trials and struggles of being a follower of Christ (Ministry).

Connecting people to the world…

By sending people back into the world as Missionaries (Discipleship & Evangelism)

By doing good in Jesus’ name through God’s providence in creating divine encounters with people around us. (Ministry)

Through active participation in planting churches (Missions)…

       In Clarksville

      In North America

      In the World…

               Through ongoing training of indigenous leaders.

In order that our lives go beyond ourselves (G.E.T.A.S..)…

As we Glorify God in all we do.

Through the Empowering of the Holy Spirit (Zech 4:6)

With the outcome of lives that are Transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ

As we Advance His kingdom on earth.

By Sacrificially giving of our time, resources and talents for His glory and kingdom.