Helping People Find & Follow God

Neighborhood Church

What are we doing?

Helping people find and follow God.
1. Finding God happens when a person trusts Jesus as Savior.
2. Following God happens as a person increasingly responds to Jesus as Lord.

Why are we doing it?

People / Because people matter to God, and everybody needs the gospel. Compassion for people compels us.

Eternity / Because people are created to live forever, and eternal destinies are at stake. Heaven and hell are real.

Grace / Because legalism sucks the joy out of finding and following God.

Truth / Because we are ruined by the lies we believe and set free by the truths we receive.

Cross / Because Christ’s sacrifice is worthy of our devotion. The love of Christ compels us.

Strategy / How are we doing it? (our operational logic, and pattern of participation). By fusing grace-oriented teaching with environments of worship, acceptance, service, and love.

These environments walk people down a four-step strategic pathway.

1. God saves you. / “You must be born again.” -John 3:3

2. God blesses you. / “Blessed with every spiritual blessing.” -Ephesians 1:3

3. God grows you. / “A mature person, to the stature of Christ.” -Ephesians 4:13

4. God uses you. / “Go into all the world and preach the gospel.” -Mark 16:15

How do we know when we’re successful?

Profession / I profess my faith in Christ.

Baptism / I go public through baptism.

Security / I rest in a secure salvation.

Identity / I am discovering my riches in Christ.

Connection / I participate in a group, class, quiet time, or ministry team.

Growth / As I grow in grace through Scripture and prayer, I increase in wisdom, love, healing, victory and my sense of self in Christ.

Investment / I sacrificially invest my time, talents, and treasure in helping people find and follow God.



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