Something I wrote after our church crisis a year and a half ago. I am so blessed to be a part of Westside. I believe this is God is taking us.
I dream of a church that.....
follows Jesus without question, reservation or fear.
values the things Jesus valued, is broken for the things that break Jesus’ heart and rejoices over the things Jesus rejoices over.
is always passionate for the outsider - spiritually , economically and culturally.
is made of people who are authentic, courageous, humble, honest, passionate and
raises up and releases disciples who will in turn do the same.
experiences the undeniable presence of God in worship.
is of such impact and blessing to its community that the city would grieve its absence.
at the front of everyones lips is the recognition that we are part of something enor-
mously larger than ourselves, the Kingdom of God.
are not just hearers of the Word but doers of the Word.
are a people who walk by faith, are messengers of hope and are known by love.
has a vision for the world and acts in a focused, intentional and strategic manner to
change the world for the sake of Jesus Christ.
what occurs through their community can only be attributed to the hand of the Living