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Embracing the Vision: Commissioned to Serve 

Commissioned to Serve 

We are halfway through our sermon series Reveal. As you know, in this series we are discussing our new vision. In this series, Pastor David shared: 

  • Our mission as the church to make disciples
  • Conveyed what it means to be a vibrant family
  • Shared the necessity of us being gracious hosts.

Last Saturday morning, all our ministry teams and lay leaders joined on campus for a morning of vision-thinking, passion, and commissioning as we prepare for the great work that the Lord is doing in the life of our church.

In this setting, our ministry leaders joined together for the first time as pillars. This was a time of collaboration and relationship building. We determined which ministries fit within each pillar based on a series of conversations, feedback, and understandings from the ministry teams themselves, Leadership Council and the pastors. Along with that feedback, we looked at the breadth of the Long Range Planning goals and how our pillars support the specific goals we have for our church’s future. Finally, we looked at our strategic initiatives and opportunities for our ministries to cross-collaborate for a fresh perspective.

As we live into this vision, we’re often asked – “Well, what does success look like?” With our new structure, success ‘looks’ like:

  • Deeper and broader lay ownership
  • Greater collaboration
  • NOT perfection
  • NOT speed

With our ultimate mission of making disciples of all people, we look to a future where we live into the vision of being – “a vibrant family built on God’s grace, who share a passion for the Word of God, living and serving in the image of Jesus the Christ.”

Join us this Sunday as we discuss what it means to be Passionate Seekers!