To be New Testament modeled church – relevant and committed to community.
That as individuals and as a body we would ALL pursue the calling of Isaiah 61:1-3 and thus impact all “community” which we live.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor” – Isa. 61-1-3
-Love for Brothers (John 13:34-35), Love for Neighbours (Matt 22:39), Love for Enemies (Matt 5:34)
-Scripture Grounded (2Tim. 3:16), Spirit Gifted and Led (1Cor. 12)
-Everyone involved. No one left behind (1Cor. 12:14)
-5 fold ministry and the active, purposeful, discipleship of all members (Eph. 4:11-16)
-Care for the Poor, sick, broken hearted, captive, orphan, widow-among us and abroad (Isa. 61:1-3; Jam. 1:27; Matt. 24:14)
– To facilitate a culture of honor & blessing.
“With God’s help I will do my part to support and contribute to this vision.”