Why do we need to talk about the vision of our church?
1 Corinthians 1:10 NKJV (10) Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Genesis 11:6 NLT (6) “Look!” He said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!
- The reason we talk about vision and purpose is for this thing called unity.
There are three things that make us who we are as a church:
- Purpose – the reason someone or something exists.
- Springhill Church exists to reach people with God’s grace, His unconditional love, and the life-changing power of His Word and the Holy Spirit.
- Mission – How you plan to arrive at your destination.
At Springhill Church, we organize ourselves around these four guiding principles to fulfill our purpose. We lead people to:
- Know Jesus – (Salvation) – To introduce people to a meaningful, life-changing relationship with Jesus.
- Encounter God – (Worship and Prayer) – We believe all of us need to have an encounter with the presence of God because it is impossible to stay the same after coming face to face with Him.
- Experience Life-Change – (Discipleship) – Real life-change happens as we grow in God’s Word and in the context of relationships with others.
- Make A Difference – (Service) – We believe your life will never make sense until you discover, develop and fulfill your purpose and you use that purpose to serve and meet the needs of other people.
- Vision – What the end results look like. (Objective)
Proverbs 29:18 MSG If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.
Four Ways We Will Grow:
- Grow in numbers.
Remember, people matter to God. We want our numbers to grow because those numbers represent people.
- Every number has a name, every name has a story, and every story matters to God.
Acts 2:41 NKJV (41) Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
Acts 2:46-47 NKJV (46) So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, (47) praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
Acts 4:1-4 NKJV (1) Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, (2) being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. (3) And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. (4) However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
- Numbers are not the measure of success in church growth. Changed lives are the measure of success.
We want this room to be full of hungry people. A short-term goal is 150 people.
We want to grow our Dream Team so that we can serve one and worship one.
- Grow in maturity.
Ephesians 4:11-15 NLT (11) Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. (12) Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. (13) This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. (14) Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. (15) Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.
- Grow in health, getting better and stronger.
Healthy things grow.
John 15:1-2 TPT (1) “I am a true sprouting vine, and the farmer who tends the vine is my Father. (2) He cares for the branches connected to me by lifting and propping up the fruitless branches and pruning every fruitful branch to yield a greater harvest.
- Grow financially.
As the church grows, so should the church’s finances grow.
Ministering to people is expensive. Technology is not cheap; facilities are not cheap; outreach is not cheap; children’s ministry is not cheap; but the good news is God is not cheap either.
Whatever He leads us to do in His will and plan, He will provide for it.
Three areas we will be asking from you:
Mark 12:41-44 MSG (41) Sitting across from the offering box, he was observing how the crowd tossed money in for the collection. Many of the rich were making large contributions. (42) One poor widow came up and put in two small coins—a measly two cents. (43) Jesus called his disciples over and said, “The truth is that this poor widow gave more to the collection than all the others put together. (44) All the others gave what they’ll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn’t afford—she gave her all.”
- Never diminish your supply.
- Jesus is looking for your best to be given confidently.
- We want to provide the best experience for attendees we possibly can. (Little things make a big difference.)
- Small Groups Ministry
- Webcasting/Video of our services – Online Campus
- Live Praise and Worship