D: DESIGN WEEKEND SERVICES THAT LOST PEOPLE LOVE.
We value the mission
over the method.
“Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a
slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew,
to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though
I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not
having the law I became like one not having the law…so as to win those not
having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all
things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” (1
Corinthians 9:19–22, NIV)
R: REACH HURTING PEOPLE.
We value the needs of the broken over the preferences of the healed!
“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are
lost.”” (Luke 19:10, NLT) “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you
out to fish for people.” (Matthew 4:19, NIV) “When Jesus heard this, he told
them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call
not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.””
(Mark 2:17, NLT)
E: ENGAGE PEOPLE IN SPIRITUAL GROWTH THROUGH GROWTH TRACK AND SMALL GROUPS.
We believe that
spiritual growth is measured by love.
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“God wants us to grow up…like Christ in everything.”
(Ephesians 4:15, The Message)
“This is the kind of life you’ve been invited into, the kind
of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would
know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step.” (1 Peter
2:21, The Message)
“And he has given us this command: Those who love God must
also love their Christian brothers and sisters.” (1 John 4:21, NLT)
“…they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple
complex, and broke bread from house to house….” (Acts 2:46, HCSB)
A: ACTIVATE THEM IN MEANINGFUL MINISTRY AND EMPOWERED LEADERSHIP.
We believe that the
real mark of maturity is serving.
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve
others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”” (Matthew 20:28, NLT)
“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the
apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their
responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church,
the body of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11–12, NLT)
“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by
many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who
will be able to pass them on to others.” (2 Timothy 2:2, NLT)
M: MOBILIZE THEM TO IMPACT THEIR CITY, NATION, AND
We believe that the
Great Commission applies to every Christian.
“Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into
the world.” (John 17:18, NLT)
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon
you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in
Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts
“I don’t care about my own life. The most important thing is
that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me—to tell people
the Good News about God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24, NCV)
Through this strategy we are to grow...
Warmer through connecting in Community,
Deeper through growth of Discipleship,
Stronger through pursuing God in Worship,
Broader through loving others by Serving, and
Larger through impacting Evangelism.