To see a MICRO-CHURCH MOVEMENT that is METRO-FOCUSED and MULTIETHNIC.
- Micro-churches – 100
- Movement – 30 lay pastors
- Metro-focused – 10 major counties of NYC Metro
- Multiethnic – at least 3 ethnicities in each micro-church
To renew our city with the “good news” of Jesus, ONE RELATIONSHIP AT A TIME.
We believe that it's in the mess of relationships that God does his most marvelous work!
Friends -> Family -> Followers -> Founders
DOWN : SELF CENTERED TO JESUS CENTERED
Moving from Self-Centered to Jesus-Centered. Faith is not a leap but a climb. It’s a lifelong journey with many steps. But each step 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.
IN : STRANGERS TO FAMILY
Moving from Strangers to Family. Jesus’s church was meant to be modeled after a family. This new family was intended to spread 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 a 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.
OUT : CONSUMERS TO CONTRIBUTORS
Moving from Consumers to Contributor. 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 they shared their lives with other and those in need (Acts 2:42). We hope to model out lives after theirs.
UP : SEARCHING TO CELEBRATION
Moving from Searching to Celebrating. 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 way we celebrate Jesus is by developing a meaningful relationship with him through prayer and the spiritual disciplines.