Calvander

Church

 

Vision Plan and Ministries

 

 

Vision Plan

 

  1. Make disciples:

     Disciples are our strongest evangelical tool.  (Matthew 28:19-20)

 

 2. Develop personal and communal relationships with God:

     We recognize that the number one relationship we must have is with God; all other 

     relationships will be in good order if we are right with Him.  We must teach implicit trust in 

     God. (John 15:5) 

 

 3. Christ will grow the church with Himself at its head:

     Focus on individual spiritual growth rather than numerical growth.  (Matthew 16:18)

 

 4. Christ will equip us:

     Our needs will be provided to us in order to further the Great Commission.  (John 14:16-17)

 

 5. Encourage discovery and development of individual spiritual gifts:

     Everybody has a job.  The congregation cannot depend on a pastor or individual to do 

     everything.  We are all lay ministers.  (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

 

 6. Witness constantly, use words if necessary:

     How we live our lives is our greatest witnessing tool.  Our joy should shine through us.

     (1 Peter 2:12-15)

 

 7. Obey the Great Commandments:

     Love God.  Love our neighbor.  (Matthew 22:37-40)

 

 8.  Ensure unity of the body, not uniformity.

      God will make His will known to the body through Christ. (Philippians 2:1-2)

 

 9. We are a “Church,” not a “church”:

     We cannot depend upon material resources to define ourselves as a body.  Church is a living 

     body.  (1 Peter 2:5)

 

 

 

Vision Don’ts

  •  Don’t run a church like a business.  We don’t have to show a profit.
  •  Don’t make tithes merely a budget funder.  Tithing is an individual offering to God, not to a church.
  •  Don’t worry about church growth.
  •  Don’t depend on programs and methods.  There was only one burning bush.
  •  Don’t use bait and switch programs to get people into church.

 

 

Ministries:  How we get to our Vision Plan

 

 1.  Evangelism Ministry:  Minister to people that God brings to us.  (Colossians 4:3-6)

 

 2.  Discipleship Ministry:  Offer small groups to fulfill needs.  (Hebrews 10:25)

 

 3.  Agape Ministry:  Love each other because we are the family of God.  (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)

 

 4.  Koinonia Ministry:  Ensure fellowship in God with other believers.  (1 John 1:6-7)

 

 5.  Prayer Ministry:  Teach people to pray constantly.  (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

 

 6.  Reconciliation Ministry:  We do not hold grudges.  (Luke 11:4)

 

 7.  Community Ministry:  Offer services to the community.  (Hebrews 13:2)

 

 8.  Music Ministry:  Worship God through music.  (Psalm 81:2)

 

E-mail or call us at 919-960-8606 with any questions.

I am the way and the truth and the life.  John 14:6