Mission, Vision, Values

Mission:
Moving People Closer to the Heart of God.

Vision:
Imagine a community of front porch people, engaging each other in genuine relationships. A city who gives generously to those in need, embracing a lifestyle of service, filled with households and neighborhoods laboring together to improve the lives of all within. Families centering their busy schedules for life on purpose, being available to the opportunities and relationships God places them in. People seeking to rediscover the longing God has placed in their hearts for something real, fulfilling and eternal. A city on mission, spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ reviving hearts, one by one, throughout Bismarck and Mandan.

Values:

Relate: (Genuine Relationships)
We will cultivate a lifestyle of intentional, authentic relationships in our 1,
2, and 3 (home, work and play). We will reclaim family time while serving
together and opening our home to those around us. We will love where we live,
become front porch people, and make the most of every opportunity to love
those God has placed around us. (Live wisely among those who are not believers,
and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and
attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. Colossians 4:5,6 NLT)

Respond: (Living out Love)
We will respond to the command to Love God with all of our Heart; our
hearts will respond by Loving our Neighbor. We will respond generously to the
needs around us, becoming the hands and feet of the Gospel. We will take the
church to the city, while Living Out Love in practical ways. We will intentionally
represent the heart of God to Bismarck. (Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Love your
neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:30,31 NIV)

Reproduce: (Mission to Multiply)
We will nurture an environment of reproducing Christ followers. We will
strive to imitate Christ daily, model Jesus to those around us, and become
transparent in the way we live for Christ. We will make everything we do simple,
Biblical and reproducible; being a movement of Christ-followers in our city. (And
you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1 NLT)

Rejoice: (Celebrate God)
We will rejoice in everything God is doing in and through us, His church.
We will rejoice as we see the lost become found, hearts revived, and lives
changed. We will rejoice as we worship our Creator.  (Rejoice always, pray
continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

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