"As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." - John 20:21
Our God is a sent and sending God, and we are His sent people. We believe so much in this truth that God’s mission is our organizing principle, catalyzing every other primary function of the church (worship, discipleship, and community).
For instance, when understood through the lens of mission, worship is fully seen as offering our lives back to God and living for His kingdom-purpose. In other words, we worship God wholly as it leads us to live on mission for Him.
When mission guides discipleship, becoming more Christlike is not merely seen in narrow pietistic terms. Moreover, it recognizes that in our salvation-sanctification God has laid the seeds of redemption for the world and that God’s plan is working itself out through the very medium of our lives.
When mission guides our being with others, we recognize that community doesn’t just exist for me. Instead, I serve Jesus within the context of relationships and a community existing for the sake of the world. Understood this way, we see the powerful and irreplaceable role the church plays in God’s redemption plan.
When mission guides all these functions, we find our sentness leading us into the paradigms of missional-worship, missional-discipleship, and missional-community.
Jessus has sent you on mission!
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." - Acts 1:8
Ministry is not just the job of the paid professionals! We believe that the Holy Spirit empowers every Christ-follower for His kingdom work throughout every domain. Therefore, as the church, our job is to equip and mobilize everyday people for His everyday mission. We do so by helping each individual understand how God has wired them with passions, giftings, and a calling.
As people live out Holy-Spirit-empowerment, we also understand that prioritizing the church’s smaller unique expressions is often better than making a larger form of church primary. This paradigm shift leads us to a decentralized and distributed church model rather than a centralized structure. That is not to say that we don’t have a larger corporate gathering or a form of centralized governance, but it is to say that the larger exists to equip and mobilize the church’s smaller unique expressions.
Jesus empowers you for His mission!
We are a kingdom-first movement, mobilizing everyday people into God’s everyday mission.
Embracing all people and inviting them into an influential community centered around Jesus.