We're planting a church PART 2: Intentional Vision (the 3 Ms)
“Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” Ephesians 5:14
Check out PART ONE by clicking HERE.
Our vision for Awaken Church, our coming-soon church plant in Natchitoches, LA is: “Awakening people to a life-changing relationship with Jesus, and equipping them to awaken others.”
This is a snapshot of what we believe Awaken Church will become. Let me bring this snapshot into a little clearer focus for you, by introducing our "3 M's." We believe God is already at work designing the DNA of His new work, and we will be intentional about embracing His design and plan with a laser-focus.
Awaken Church in Natchitoches, LA, will intentionally be:
A MISSIONAL Church
· Focus on reaching unchurched people; specifically 18-35 years olds
· Engage university students
· Engage the community through acts of service
A MULTIPLYING Church
· Through “small groups,” disciple followers of Jesus to be disciple-makers
· Be a “Multiplying church” which sends leaders out to birth new churches and sends revitalization “missionaries” to current ministries/churches
A MULTICULTURAL Church
· reflecting the Kingdom of God, as “a house of prayer for all people”
· reflecting the community, and its richness of diversity
I will take time with the next three blog entries to dig a little deeper into these 3 M's.