Church visions are typically too broad and too generic. Most churches have focus statements and vision plans and strategies, but are they too vague? How do people in our churches know whether we’re accomplishing what we’ve set out to do or not?
A vision must be concrete and specific. We have to be able to clearly articulate our vision and goals. We have to be able to recognize it when we see it and point to it. THIS is why we’re a church! THIS is what God is doing in us and through us. THIS is why we’re at Golf Course Road! We have to own it.
Our church here in Midland is spending the next five Sundays talking very specifically about our vision and our goals. These are the things we believe our God is doing in us and through us as a community of faith. These are the concrete things we want to accomplish for the Kingdom of Christ in West Texas and beyond.
I certainly want everyone at GCR Church to be informed during this exciting season of vision and opportunity. So, allow me to direct you to a couple of helpful places – this is mainly for GCR members.
Here’s a link to all the Breakthrough information: the vision statement, the formation zones, the giving goals, the Breakthrough video, the topics and titles of the upcoming Bible classes and sermons, and a schedule of informational meetings and Breakthrough events.
Here’s a link to the weekly prayer guide that, I hope, will keep you close to the Lord and to his working in your life as we approach October 30.
Here’s a link to last Sunday’s sermon that introduced the whole thing.
Beginning this Sunday, we’re taking the individual pieces of this vision and breaking it down into smaller, more digestible chunks. On October 30, we will give more than four-million-dollars to jump start the whole thing: our commitment to transformation and mission, our partnerships with five local missions organizations, adopting three churches through our partnership with Nexus, one-hundred mission trips, twelve Christian practices retreats, twelve new small groups, and the long-needed upgrades and updates to our worship center.
We are at an important time of tremendous opportunity to personally impact thousands of people for Jesus. That’s exciting to me. By God’s grace, GCR is in a position to be a faithful force for the Gospel throughout Midland and way beyond. Not many churches are in our position with our potential. So, let’s be thankful. Think about all the possibilities. Dream about it. Listen to God. Pray and plan and participate. And, starting right now, enjoy these next couple of years at GCR. It’s a blessing. It’s a Breakthrough.