Vision, Mission, & Core values

The Vision

 “Because of Jesus...”
WHY do we get out of bed? WHY does Spencer Christian exist? WHY should anyone care? Well...because of Jesus. We roll out of bed..."because of Jesus". We do what we do "because of Jesus". To put it plainly, we exist "because of Jesus". We do this because of who Jesus is... He is the light of the world (John 1:4-5), the Anointed One(Luke 4:18-19), The Good Shepherd (John 10:14), the Way, the Truth, the Life (John 10:19). He is the resurrection and the Life(John 11:25-26). Jesus is all these things and more and because of who Christ is dictates why we exist as a church.

The mission

Our mission of "Reach the Lost"  - "Teach  the Found" - "Repeat the Process" is basically an overview of our reproducible disciple making process that we affectionately call our "Mountain Climber" illustation. 
The discipleship process that starts with sharing the restorative message of the Gospel of Jesus with those who are spiritually dead or the lost who do not know Christ. The subsequent steps illustrate how we teach the found. We share our lives, new truths, and new habits with the spiritual infants. Next, we connect spiritual children to God, a church family, and to a purpose. Then we train spiritual adults to minister by equipping them, training them, and releasing them to do ministry. Finally, spiritual parents start the process all over again. Those faithful Christ followers who comprise this local church should faithfully repeat this process until Christ returns. 

The core vaules

Finally, our values communicate the means by which we achieve our vision and mission. We are rooted in the UNCHANGING TRUTH of God’s Word. - 2 Timothy 3:16 NASB All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; We share God’s truth by mimicking Christ’s UNCONDITIONAL LOVE for us. - Romans 5:8 NASB But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
The unconditional love of Christ leads us to UNCOMMON RELATIONSHIPS with each other that are rooted in our relationship with Him. - Hebrews 10:24-25 NASB and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, [25] not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
The uncommon relationships based in Christ model of unconditional love results UNBROKEN UNITY with each other and with Christ. – Jesus prayed in John 17:21 NASB that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
All of this leads us to lead lives of UNCOMFORTABLE GENEROSITY as we serve God faithfully through giving of our time, talents and resources. – Paul instructed his “son in the faith”, Timothy, to teach the church in Ephesus the following… 1 Timothy 6:18-19 NASB Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, [19] storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.

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