Most of us have been to the optometrist for an eye exam. After a battery of tests )”Which is clearer … this one, or this one?”), we are given a new prescription. Same eyes. Same objects we hope to see. But today is a new day, and a new sense of focus is needed if we’re going to keep our vision 20-20.
The leadership of CHRISTCHURCH has been seeking the Lord, through prayer, scripture and Spirit-gifted counsel, in hopes of clarifying our vision for our future. We are calling this RE-VISION.
Who we are remains the same – we continue to have hallmarks that make us unique, and color the way we do our ministry. Our call and target also remains the same – the advance of the gospel in our cities, and in the lives of our people.
But, how do we do this today? Who have we become? What is changing in the city around us? And what unique dreams and visions have been birthed in our fellowship?
Sunday morning, May 19th, was the first of three RE-VISION Sundays. We look forward to sharing what we believe God has been impressing on our hearts and minds for our future. On the 19th, we’ll unveil a clarified vision for our ministry. The following Sunday, May 26th, we will share our primary hallmarks – the DNA of our church that has us fulfilling our vision in some unique ways. On June 2, we will discuss the practical means we’ll be adopting to implement this vision.
There are many churches in the East Valley. Some are growing, while others are shrinking. One might ask, “do we need all of these churches?” Specifically, someone might ask, “Why does our city need CHRISTCHURCH?” The answer to that question can be found in our vision, and our hallmarks. We look forward to sharing them with you soon!
God’s best to you,
Bill Hartley, pastor
To find out more about the Hallmarks of Christchurch, please click H E R E .