Our G.O.S.P.E.L. Plan summarizes a strategy to both display and declare the gospel.
GOSPEL CENTERED DISCIPLESHIP
The last commandment of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20) must be the first priority of the church. Our first priority is the fulfill the Great Commission by making disciples of Jesus Christ. We would do this through gathered
The Scriptures tell us that true religion is to care for widows and orphans (James 1:27). Our church members should make it a priority to foster, adopt, or care for the widow and orphan both domestically and abroad.
Jesus cares for all people, but he is especially close to the poor, contrite, suffering, and needy (Luke 14:12-14). And he promises to one day return and restore justice to the world. While we want for his return we should go out of our way to meet tangible needs and preach good news to those who careless fortunate. Our church members should love our community through hospitality, generous giving, local service, and advocating for the "least of these" in the public square.
Our purpose is to declare the glory of God to the nations (Psalm 96:3). This is best done through the planting of new churches throughout the world. We believe in developing and training church planting teams and that we should send out our best so the gospel can be preached in unreached and unengaged places.
We talk about things we love. We believe that when our church is in awe of the gospel we can't help but to share this good news with our friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. Every Christ follower is called to share this good news with those around them. This happens primarily through ordinary people doing ordinary things with gospel intentionality.
If we're going to plant more churches and grow we need more leaders! We should go our of our way to train new leaders who can then teach the gospel to others (2 Timothy 2:2). We would do this through a five step process:
- I do, you watch.
- I do, you help.
- You do, I help.
- You do, I watch.
- You do, someone else watches.