What Do You See?
Look into my eyes. Tell me what you see. Does my life tell the story of a visionary? To look beyond and above current circumstance—with the values that give us a fighting chance. I see a world where the gospel is pursued first and always, where uniquely-called individuals come together, where intentionality and innovation co-exist, and where cultures and people groups are no longer divided but cross with one purpose: to watch hope multiply.
In order to see where we’re going, we value what makes us who we are.
So, what is our vision as a church? How will we get there?
The Gospel First and Always
We value the gospel first and always. Any time we say the word “gospel,” we simply mean the good news of Jesus Christ. We believe that the gospel not only has the power to save. It also brings purpose, hope, and meaning to any person’s life. That’s why we will always prioritize Jesus and His gospel. It’s going to affect everything that we do, whether we are gathered on Sunday morning or scattered throughout the city and communities throughout the other six days of the week. We will value the gospel first, primarily, and always in everything that we do as a church.
As a church, we value the idea that God uniquely calls all believers to engage the whole person with the whole gospel of Jesus Christ anywhere, anytime, with anybody. In His wisdom and grace, God uniquely designed every person. We each have unique gifts, abilities, passions, and talents. This is so that we can each bring His good news to those in our lives who need to hear about it. Unique and diverse individuals make up the church that God has designed. And together, we work together to make disciples who make disciples of Jesus.
As a church, we value intentional innovation. That means that we take our responsibility seriously to steward God’s people and His resources for His glory. We do that in a couple of ways. One is that we have a strategic plan so that we can align God’s people and resources to all point in the same direction through our campuses and ministries. Second, we celebrate the work of God that He is doing in and through our lay leaders. These leaders often have some of the most innovative and creative ways to connect people to Jesus Christ.
We believe that the whole gospel of Jesus is for the whole person. We believe that the gospel is for all people. That’s why we value crossing cultures with the message and the hope of Jesus. Right here in our city, we have the opportunity to reach people of all nations, ages, and backgrounds. We are committed to reaching every person no matter who they are or where their story begins. From Middle Tennessee to the ends of the earth, we are going to do whatever it takes to make sure everyone hears the good news of Jesus.
We believe multiplying matters. When we share the whole gospel of Jesus Christ with those around us, it sets off a chain reaction. The goal? To have disciples making disciples anywhere, anytime, with anybody. As you invite others to experience the risen Savior and the hope He brings, their lives will never be the same. We value disciples making disciples, groups forming more groups, and churches multiplying into more churches. The life-changing power of the gospel is contagious. And together, we get to begin the process of multiplication today by sharing our stories of how Jesus changes everything.
Our Vision as a Church
This is our vision as a church and as the body of believers that God has intentionally, creatively, and uniquely designed. In response to God’s leading, we will pursue 10,000 “disciples making disciples” relationships as a result of initiating 500,000 gospel conversations in which we will share the whole gospel of Jesus Christ with our neighbors and nations; and we will create a church multiplication movement that results in 100 healthy congregations in Middle Tennessee and beyond.