Missions Ministry2018-02-08T16:17:18+00:00

Our Vision (How we do it)

How we pursue our mission together is by having a vision to do three simple things:

Love Christ

We want to be a community that is most excited about one thing; the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We believe that loving Christ is to be pursued in every facet of our lives—with our time, work, money, and more—as we consider the all-encompassing implications of the gospel. Corporately we nurture this love for Christ through gathering as a church as we worship Jesus by remembering the gospel through preaching, teaching, singing, praying and celebrating the sacraments of baptism and communion (1 Corinthians 10:31, Psalm 145:1-21, Isaiah 43:6-7, Colossians 3:1-17).  Loving Christ is a triune act, because in Christ, God the Father is fully revealed (John 14:9) and the Holy Spirit is the revealer (John 14:26).   Our desire is that the Holy Spirit of God would so fill us with love for the Son of God, that the Father God would be glorified in our hearts and through our lives.

Love Each Other

Truly loving each other is a radical call. It involves mutual care, consistency and authenticity as we seek to worship Christ and encourage the work of Christ in our lives. Though each Christian has a personal relationship with God, we believe the Bible teaches that our relationship with God is meant to be fleshed out in community. The Bible calls us members of the body (1 Corinthians 12:12-31) with the expectation that we contribute to the body for the glory of God and the good of His people, serving each other with words and actions. (Acts 2:42-47, Hebrews 3:12-13, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31).

Love Our City

Loving Christ and loving each other leads us to reach out in love to those around us.  As people who live in Lauderdale Lakes we want to be committed to loving this great city in word and deed.  With our words we want to proclaim the Gospel, so that people might hear and put their faith in Jesus (Romans 10:13-15) With our deeds we want to display the radical love that God has for the city, so that people might see our good works and give glory to God (Matthew 5:16).  By saying that we love the city, we aren’t trying to be exclusive.  We believe that if we allow God’s love for the city to be our love for the city, then God can take those small steps of faithfulness and use them to turn us into a multiplying community that will spread beyond our city to wherever God leads.

We show love to our City by distributing food every Saturday morning between 8:00am and 12:00pm.

We believe the good news of Jesus- that through faith in him our sinful lives are covered by his sinless life, our judgment of death is covered by his death on the cross and we are raised to new life through the new resurrected life that Jesus now lives- is central to everything we are as individuals and as a church.   We never move on from this gospel, but seek to continually move in to deeper understanding and experience of the gospel.

The gospel creates a new community which brings together diverse people to live in unity as we pursue Jesus and His mission.  This community takes place through local churches where deep relationships are pursued.  For us, church is not a building or a service time, but who we are as a community on mission together.

We believe Jesus has sent the church into the world for the mission of making, maturing and multiplying his disciples to the ends of the earth until He returns. Embracing our identity as sent by Jesus is essential to understanding that all of life (at work, at home, on our block, in our church community) is mission.

Just as Jesus sacrificially served us, so too we want to sacrificially serve those in our church, as well as, our neighborhoods.  We want to do this by using our gifts and resources for the needs of others, especially the poor and the powerless.

One of the best expressions of the unique unity that the gospel of Jesus brings is through having diverse people embrace that gospel in community together.  We are intentionally seeking to be a church that reflects the beautiful diversity in our neighborhood through multiple generations, socioeconomic statuses and ethnicities

We believe that each person has gifts given to them by God that will help build us together as a community on mission for Jesus. We are committed to helping people identity, develop and deploy their gifts for the good of the church and the glory of God.

We believe that if the church is going to have a strategic influence in our culture for the fame of Jesus, cities should be the focus of our mission efforts.  For us, that means that while we want to be part of gospel expansion wherever possible, we are most committed to seeing that happen in our city, Lauderdale Lakes.  We work out our love for our city by being committed to our local neighborhoods and we pray that God would use us to start other neighborhood churches all throughout Florida.

We are committed to passing down our mission, vision and values to the next generation through engaging children and youth with age specific teaching, modeling Christ centered lives and intentionally integrating them into the life of the church.