Vision Proper as missional
mountaintop and milestones
where God's compelling future takes shape.
Jesus is leading every one of us to make an impact in our world, 1person, 1neighborhood, 1region at a time. And as we do, God is leading us to see a multi-location church emerge that will transform the spiritual landscape of Greater Madison. This church will gather in hundreds of lifeGroups with lifeWorship Centers strategically located in geographical regions throughout the Madison area.
One Church, Regional Impact
We long for a day when everyone in Madison would know the love of Christ…..how high, and wide, and deep, and long is His reach!
We anticipate that as people are connected to life in Jesus, they will live with greater focus and devotion to follow Him, and, in the process, be more and more unaffected by the temporary interruptions of life that tend to distract us.
We envision a day when people will not live compartmentalized lives, but will see how all the pieces of their life fit together, where every small portion of life has a connection to God's greater purpose.
We believe that God has called every single follower of Jesus to be productive. Together, we are called to make disciples, more and better. Jesus allows us life to bring more and more people to Him. And, we believe that Jesus has called us to do that by going to people, to live incarnationally with them. He has called us to produce!
We declare that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and that life is a dead end lived apart from Him. This truth is inclusive, for all people!
We will celebrate the day when the Christian Church in Madison works together instead of apart, where all spiritual gifts are celebrated and are aligned for greater impact.
What can we do to begin to transform these hopes into reality?
We will listen to Jesus and joyfully follow Him. He is painting a compelling vision, a catalytic portrait of the future. We call this portrait "One Church, Regional Impact."
Jesus is leading every one of us to make an impact in our world 1person, 1region, 1neighborhood at a time. And as we do, God is leading us to see a multi-location church emerge that will transform the spiritual landscape of Greater Madison. This church will gather in hundreds of lifeGroups with lifeWorship Centers strategically located in geographical regions throughout the Madison area.
In order to realize this One Church, Regional Impact mountaintop, we are pursuing a few milestones on the journey:
- Every Jesus-follower is living as a missionary right where they are.
- Our gathering places are epicenters of missionary multiplication.
- As we plant the Gospel in regions throughout this area, we will see new lifeWorship Centers emerge. Already seeing this happen in Fitchburg, Verona, and in East Madison, we anticipate planting the Gospel in new regions as God leads.
We praise you, Lord for the emerging vision you have given this congregation. We thank you that we are starting to see that you have been leading us to be One Church, Regional Impact. As the plans become clear, we ask, Lord, that you prepare us. Prepare us for what you will ask of us. Strengthen our resolve to trust you, to seek you, to obey you! Give us courage to embrace our individual responsibility to connect people to life in Jesus. Increase in us a passion to love and serve people. We praise you today, Father, for allowing us the privilege of partnering with you in your mission to love the world. May we be faithful to this high calling. In Jesus' name. Amen.