We’re in a war and whether or not you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you’ve felt the effects of this battle. Brokenness is all around us, our friends, our neighbors and our world. We are going to be a people who refuse to just sit back and watch. No, we’re leaning in with all that we’ve got! As we look to 2025, we are wholeheartedly obeying Christ to, “Go AND make disciples of all nations,” (Matthew 28:19). This is a radical commitment to be equally focused on reaching those who don’t know Christ AND on equipping those who already believe for ministry. This requires our very best biblical teaching, creativity, community engagement and a relentless emphasis on S.H.A.P.E.-based ownership for every individual (1 Corinthians 12:12).
Because of the generosity of God and our people, everywhere you look, there are simple and clear opportunities to take your next steps toward Christ…together. Our thriving volunteer culture provides next-level kids, students and young adult ministries in addition to opportunities for women, men and families. The fun and adventure of life transformation is happening all across our weekly gatherings, events and groups, one relationship at a time.
Our influence extends far past our campuses due to the sense of ownership of our people, who care for those in their impact circles as well as being part of a wide variety of mission experiences locally, regionally and beyond. Our online church integration strategically creates opportunities to engage in ministry online while staying dedicated to building strong relationships. Since we are a people of hope and grace, even those who do not agree with us on everything still sense our kindness and love for them. Being a big church of small circles, new sites will form from rapidly-growing life groups committed to building T.R.U.S.T. and C.A.R.E. with each other and their communities. God empowers and mobilizes us to bring full life wherever we are. As we listen to and obey the Holy Spirit leading us, we can’t help but invite others to join in. You’re wanted and you’re needed…THIS is what we are made for!
The truth is, we won’t be able to accomplish this “Go & Make” vision with our current ministry efforts. We can’t accomplish our vision by only continuing to do the same things we are doing. In order to obey what God has put on our hearts we must do even more. And while we hope to accomplish the initiatives you’ll learn about here, this “Go & Make” journey isn’t about reaching goals and finishing projects.
This vision is built different. This is a heart journey. One relationship at a time.