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into a fully-alive connection with God.

Every Christian is called to ministry.

Some serve in specific roles, but we all can lead by making ourselves available to God in however He calls them us serve.

1 Corinthians 4:1 states Christians should be known as "servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God." The Greek word for "servants" in this passage is "huperetes" and refers to the type of work an oarsman on an epic battleship might do - you don't focus on the person, but you can see the great work they're doing. Imagine what Christianity could look like if Jesus got all the credit. 

 

Christ alone is the head of the Church (Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 1:22-23)

Following Christ's leadership, our leadership teams willingly submit to both
the authority of the Bible and the headship of Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 

For the purpose of order, and in accordance with the teaching of the Bible, certain individuals
have been charged with leadership responsibilities according to their spiritual giftedness and calling
to nurture the Body (Eph 4:11-13; 1 Cor 12). The managerial leadership of this Church includes
the Lead Pastor, Lead Team, Core Team, Resource Team and Church Members.
Leaders can also include Staff Members who are either hired internally or externally.
Individuals in these positions will honor biblical values to unify the church and help Christ grow it.

This means that we're attempting to do in this century what Jesus started in the First Century.
For whatever reason, He wants His church to include imperfect people who are in a
growing relationship with Him. We won't always do everything perfectly, but we are
fully committed to finding direction from God and His words in whatever we do together.

"Who has God asked us to be?"

This team is responsible for
leading the direction of the church
and 
shepherding it to follow God
in Spirit and in Truth.

Listen to God

(direction/values/theology)


Encourage the vision

(discipleship/outreach)


Assess our character

(leadership/morality)


Decide next steps

(organizational/spiritual)

"How will we do ministry?"

This team is responsible for
advocating the day-to-day functions
of the church through overlapping circles of ministry.

Coordinate ministry

(find ways to live out our vision)


Offer clear goals

(create a ministry action plan)


Raise our capacity for ministry

(think inside/outside our walls)


Encourage fully-alive living

(foster spiritual maturity)

"What is needed for it all to happen?"

This team is responsible for
helping us maximize and raise the resources needed for ministry to effectively happen.

Activate human resources

(encourage a leadership culture)


Raise up financial resources

(foster a climate of generosity,
 personal financial peace,
and the overall health of a
congregation-approved budget)


Manage our physical resources

(oversee building and assets)