To see a Gospel Movement of, Multiethnic, Metro focused, Micro-Churches.
- Movement – going wide over high.
- Multiethnic – making bridge over barriers
- Metro-focused – influence over transience
- Micro-churches – from programs to people
To renew our city with the “good news” of Jesus, one relationship at a time
From Self-Centered to Jesus Centered
Faith is not a leap but a climb. It’s a lifelong journey with many steps. But each steps will involve moving towards Jesus. The early church committed themselves to the apostles teaching about Jesus (Acts 2:42). They wanted to center their lives on Jesus and his teachings. But that will look different for everyone. So, we want to encourage our community toward a direction rather than a destination. So regardless of where you are in your spiritual journey, whether you’re exploring, questioning, or faithfully following, our church will seek to point you in the direction of Jesus and encourage you to pursue him.
From Strangers to Family
Jesus’s church was meant to be modeled after a family. This new family was intended to spreads across every people group (Matt 28:18-20). That means that the church should be less like a fraternity and more like a multiethnic family. The church is place where strangers can become legitimate members of God’s family (Eph 2:19). The early church did this by “breaking bread” in relationship with one another. While that can be messy at times, we believe that God can still do marvelous things.
From Consumers to Contributors
The Bible teaches that we should seek the peace and well- being of our city. (Jeremiah 29:4-9) When we seek the well-being of our city, we all thrive! Our businesses, communities, and neighborhoods will thrive. We want to be so good at serving our neighbors and our network that we would be missed if we left. The “fellowship” of the early church was so accessible that shared their lives with other and those in need (Acts 2:42). We hope to model out lives after theirs.
From Searching to Celebrating God
Our souls are searching for something bigger. The good news of Jesus is big enough for you. Jesus Christ came to earth from heaven, lived among us, died on our behalf, and was raised from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-8). His death saved us from the grips of sin and his resurrection freed us to live the way we were intended. Everything about us is radically changed because of Jesus. And the way the early church celebrated this was by developing a meaningful relationship with God through prayer (Acts 2:42). The best we celebrate Jesus is by developing a meaningful relationship with him through prayer and the spiritual disciplines.
Edward Dhanpat Jr.
Edward Dhanpat Jr. is a 2nd generation American. His parents immigrated from Guyana in South America. His parents worked hard and that work ethic was passed on to him. He is a native New Yorker and so he gets the complexity of ministry in a difficult city. He attended NYC public schools most of his life. He completed his undergraduate work (B.A. in Psychology) at CUNY Queens College, and his graduate work (M. Div.) at Bethel Seminary of the East. He is an ordained minister with over 10 years of full-time ministry experience. He also has 5 years of church planting experience. His wife, Mahwish, is a Pakistani Christian and immigrated to New York City when she was five. He and his wife have a son, Justus, who is almost 7 years old. His passion is to start a movement of multiethnic and multigenerational churches that seek the prosperity of New York City.
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