OUR PURPOSE

the why of the church

Gathering people in Houston and growing together in life in order to be glorifying Jesus Christ.

GATHERING - GROWING - GLORIFYING

 

OUR PLAN

the what, the so what, the how, the when, the where, and the who of the church

Practices (What will accomplish the purpose of the church?)

  • Word (the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament)

  • Fellowship

  • Worship (prayer and sacrament)

Goals (So what do we expect to see if we are accomplishing the purpose of the church?)

  • Fruitfulness: conversions, Christian character, good deeds

  • Biblical world and life view

  • Fellowship and Service

  • Evangelism and Missions

  • Worship (corporate and individual)

Presuppositions (How will we approach accomplishing the purpose of the church?)

  • Individual: there is both great commonality and diversity among individuals

  • Demographical: our ability to minister is affected by the character of the city

  • Pedagogical: there is a common learning process among all peoples

  • Theological: our ministry is carried out from a specific perspective that is for all peoples

  • Providential: God is at work accomplishing his purpose of the church in the world

Avenues (Where and When will we accomplish the purpose of the church?)

  • Large Groups: community; gathering and binding the whole group together

  • Small Groups: friendship; relating an individual to other individuals

  • One on Ones: intimacy; personal conversation is where much of ministry happens organically

*these avenues are both planned and unplanned

Participants (Who is accomplishing the purpose of the church?)

  • God the Father the Architect-Builder, the Son the Cornerstone, and the Spirit the Paradigm and Power

  • God’s People-House the Church through fellowship, worship, and the Word