Grace Life Church

Vision Sunday

2018

Vision

We desire to see our community transformed by
God’s Grace and become passionate for
God’s Glory.

Mission

To make Jesus-centered disciples for God’s Glory.

Values

The passionate, shared, Biblical beliefs that are
most important to our church.

Teach God’s Word Passionately

            We value God’s Word as the ultimate authority in our lives.  We believe that the Bible was divinely inspired, and we frame everything we do using the standards and commands set out in the Bible. (John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21)

Pursue Jesus Daily

            We value a close personal relationship with Jesus that encompasses all areas of life.  We believe that our drive toward personal holiness is found in Jesus’ example intentional daily worship. (Hebrews 12:1, Romans 12:1, Psalm 63:1)

Gather Together Frequently

            We value time spent with other believers as a source of mutual encouragement.  We believe in God’s call to strengthen one another as we do life together, speaking Gospel hope into each others’ lives and sharing our burdens with one another. (Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Acts 2:42-47, Galatians 6:1-2)

Serve Others Selflessly

            We value the sharing of our gifts with both one another and with our community.  We believe we are each uniquely designed by God and are called to personally contribute to the church. (Galatians 5:13, John 12:26, Romans 12:9-13)

Give Cheerfully and Generously

            We value the opportunity to offer a portion of our finances to God. We believe that God is abundant in all things and has provided everything for us and our loving response is to cheerfully and generously give back. (Luke 6:38, 2 Corinthians 9:7-11, Deuteronomy 15:10, Psalm 50:9-10)

Share the Gospel Daily

            We value God’s mission to redeem all people through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We believe we are called to speak this Gospel into the lives of all people, including our families, friends, neighborhoods, and places of work. (Romans 10:17, Isaiah 6:8, Matthew 5:15-16, Acts 1:8)

Spread the Gospel Globally

            We value the effort of bringing the good news of God’s salvation to all nations.  We support missionaries in their global efforts as they plant churches in places we may never see. (Psalm 105:1, Matthew 28:18-19, Acts 13:47)


Strategy

This is the process that describes how we will accomplish our mission. We recognize the need to CONNECT because of the gospel through Sunday morning services, LifeGroups, and other events. We desire to GROW in the gospel through personal study of the Bible and engaging in intentional discipleship. We take on God’s mission to INFLUENCE with the gospel in everyday life as we share Jesus with family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.

Connect

BECAUSE OF THE GOSPEL

Grow

IN THE GOSPEL

Influence

WITH THE GOSPEL

We are making Jesus’ final words our first work.
Matthew 28:18-20 is our first priority.


WHAT IS A DISCIPLE?

A Jesus-centered disciple is empowered by the Holy Spirit to become more like Christ and is obedient to Christ’s command to go and make disciples.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO MAKE DISCIPLES?

To make disciples is to teach others how to follow Jesus.

WHAT IS DISCIPLESHIP?

Discipleship is growing in Christ through engaging God’s Word in accountable relationships.
The discipleship pathway is Grace Life’s way of equipping you on your discipleship journey.

GOALS

Implement an intentional discipleship pathway
Impact 15000 people; locally and globally
Everyone influence two people a week with the gospel
100 Community Events / Outreaches
10 LifeGroups and 50 D-Groups

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

Our financial resources help us accomplish our mission of making Jesus-centered disciples for God’s glory.
MISSIONS = 10%
DISCIPLESHIP = 25%
PASTORAL SUPPORT = 45%
MINISTRY SUPPORT = 20%


[11] For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, [12] training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live selfcontrolled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, [13] waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, [14] who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. [15] Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you. (ESV)
Titus 2:11–15

Making Jesus-Centered Disciples For God's Glory


Sunday 10am | Lake Asbury Elementary School
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