OUR CORE VALUES AS A LOCAL CHURCH:
““You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men that they might see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
JESUS, MATTHEW 5:16
We believe we will fulfill what’s NEXT for God’s 20/20 Vision for our church as we live out our core values.
FOUND PEOPLE FIND PEOPLE! We once were lost, but now we are found. We will not stop sharing the good news of Jesus! (Matthew 28:18-20). We refuse to get comfortable in our Christian lives because we understand the harvest is plentiful (Matthew 9:35-38) and in that harvest are people we love and care about deeply.
WE CAN’T DO LIFE ALONE! We get the fact that Christianity is not a solo sport and we are better together. The phrase “one another” appears over 52x in the NT. We are commanded
to encourage one another, pray for one another, carry one another’s burdens, and love one another. There is power in numbers and we are committed to doing life together in both large and small groups as followers of Jesus Christ.
GROWING PEOPLE CHANGE! We are all imperfect people in need of a Savior to help us heal and grow and change in our lives. That is what salvation is all about. We reject hypocritical religious attitudes that are externally focused on the lives of others, but refuse to deal with the sin in their own lives. We will not stop asking God to help us “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18)
WE CAN’T OUT GIVE GOD! We are unashamed of the biblical principle of tithing and joyfully give back to God because He has given so much to us! (Malachi 3:10-12). We refuse to be
the church full of people who believe what God’s says about salvation for us but then refuse to believe what He says about giving back to Him (Proverbs 3:9-10; II Corinthians 9:6-15). We are truly thankful for God’s gifts to us and we understand that we have a holy and sacred responsibility to give back so that others might be saved!
SAVED PEOPLE SERVE PEOPLE! We get the fact that the world is not going to be reached by a “screaming church” but rather a serving church. Because our hearts have been changed by the love of Jesus we can’t help but serve others in response (Matthew 8:15). Jesus came to serve and to save the world, and we will do whatever it takes to serve that others might be saved in Jesus name! (Matthew 20:28).
OUR NEED FOR NEXT NOW:
“Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, because they are ripe already for harvest.”JESUS, JOHN 4:35
There are over six million people now living in the South Florida tri-county area. Within a 10 mile radius of our church, there are approximately one million people. Demographic studies* reveal that only 3% of the people living in the tri-county area consider themselves evangelical Christians, making South Florida one of the most under-evangelized communities in America.
That means that there are 970,000 people without the hope of Jesus in our local community.
…We are not OK with that! The hope of Jesus is for everyone, and it is our responsibility to share it. As a church family we take the responsibility God has given us to heart. So, over the past two years as we’ve served our city and connected people to Jesus and one another, we’ve seen God grow our church family by over 66%.
We’ve had to put more seating out at our 11am Sunday services, and
at our two other Sunday service times, we are hitting 80% capacity in
our auditorium frequently. Just in the past year alone, we’ve helped
over 500 hundred visitors take a NEXT step and have baptized over 100 new Christ followers! God is doing something amazing right here in our church family! …But there’s far more work to be done in our local community, and we’re reaching our lid on space with our current facilities.
God is asking us to reach beyond ourselves, come together and seek Him, and look, serve, and give beyond the limitations we have. It’s time for an unprecedented move of God in our local church for our local community! …It’s finally time to take our NEXT step in our 20/20 Vision.