VISION of a Church:
Venue Church exists so that those who were scattered will be found
we aggressively go after those who have been scattered
we intentionally target those who have been running, hiding, & vacating
we energetically embrace the popular & the outcast
we authentically & passionately love God & people
we fervently desire & pursue Christlikeness in our private & public lives
we recklessly serve our community
we perpetually pray for God to heal our city
we labor so that the Lamb Who was slain may receive the full reward of His suffering
“‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness." Ezekiel 34:11-12
We believe that vision without action is mere compositional rhetoric. To carry out the vision that God has given us, we must not simply declare the vision but also actively demonstrate the vision. Therefore we are to outwardly participate in the vision in a personal way, as well as at a community level. Although there are many ways which this can be done, we believe that we are to stick to what the Early Church was committed to (Acts 2:42):
The Apostles Doctrine (teaching): the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Confession. Repentance. Forgiveness. Remission. Reconciliation. Regeneration. Salvation. In and thru Christ Alone!
Fellowship: koinonia (gk) - Sharing. Unity. Close Association. Participation. Community.
Breaking Bread: the Lord's Supper (communion).
Prayer: constant conversation with God
Asking: audible utterance of needs. Wants. Desires. Hurts. Pains. Happenings.
Listening: silent surrendering of all to His will.