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Our Dream

City on a Hill Church

Diverse – CITY, Authenti – CITY, Generous- CITY

Purpose, Mission, and Vision Statement: City on a Hill Church is a city within city reaching our city with the life changing message of Jesus Christ one life at a time.

This Is God’s Dream For Us:

Nothing really happens in life without a dream. Every great work of art; every great idea that has advanced our culture; every building ever constructed; every church to ever open its doors, was birthed first in the heart, mind, soul, and imagination of a single individual or a group of passionate people before it could ever become be transformed into a reality. Nothing happens until the dream is first birth in a heart. When that dream is birthed in a heart it is then conceived in the mind, it inspires the soul, it moves the spirit, and then begins to process of being transformed into a reality. God has birthed in us a dream to plant a City on a Hill Church:

  • We dream of a church where people Love God, love people, and preach Christ.
  • We dream of a church where every person whom attends believes that they will never lock eyes with someone who doesn’t matter to God. A place fulfilling Christ’s mission to seek and save lost people. Luke 19:10
  • We dream of a church where believers who don’t have a church home or church family and have been wandering can find a home with us and a place to belong.
  • We dream of a church that is driven by a God given vision to impact the city and world for the cause a Christ. A church that will do what it takes to reach our city and Central Florida. Proverbs 29:18
  • We dream of a church that has a missional heart. A church that is fully committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ by understanding that each person has been placed by God in a specific environment (work place, school, home, city) strategically to live out Christ’s message and to help lost people find their way to God.
  • We dream of a church where hurting, hopeless, discouraged, depressed, frustrated, and confused people of our city can discover Christ’s unconditional love, acceptance, grace, hope, and healing.
  • We dream of a church that shares the Gospel of Christ in a culturally relevant way through biblical preaching and teaching revealing practical ways to live and apply God’s Word everyday life.
  • We dream of a church that uses every source of creative communication available to us; spoken word, music, video, drama, to enhance, share, and apply sound biblical truths.
  • We dream of a church with incredible worship that exalts Christ and builds up the believer and unbeliever alike. A place where music communicates God’s love and forgiveness.
  • We dream of a church where thousands of people can attend casual, contemporary, creative services for anyone who finds themselves searching for God for the first time, seeking to know Him more, or striving to reconnect with Christ in their lives.
  • We dream of a church that creates numerous environments and opportunities for people to develop a deep sense of biblical community, where people live out and demonstrate the most telling evidence that marks every Christ follower, love for one another and care for one another’s needs.
  • We dream of a church that helps people uncover, unwrap, and use their God-given spiritual gifts. A church that is in tune and in line with what the Holy Spirit of God is leading and inspiring us to do in our individual lives, church community and in our city.
  • We dream of a church that creates an environment where people can discover their life mission and begin to develop the leadership skills needed to step out and use that knowledge to influence their family, friends, church, community, city, and world for Jesus Christ.
  • We dream of a church that invests in and builds successful and happy families.
  • We dream of a church with an awesome children’s ministry where kids beg their parents to come because they have a great time and they are experiencing God’s love in a real and meaningful way.
  • We dream of a church with a dynamic youth ministry where teenagers feel love and acceptance regardless of what they look like.
  • We dream of a church with people that share the love of God with the hopeless and the helpless.
  • We dream of a church of thousands who make up an army of love and compassion meeting the needs of their city and their world.
  • We dream of a regional church for Central Florida with a Church building(s) lighting up the dark places in our city. A recognizable place where people can come and find the help, hope, and healing they so desperately need.
  • We dream of a church with a heart to multiply to raise up and mentor pastors and leaders and plant new churches. We dream of a church that has an international impact equipping, training, and sending resources, teams, and people into and onto the mission field.

 

Nothing promotes the peace and health of a city like the spread of the Gospel. The Gospel calls us to be “for” the city and it’s people. It transforms individual lives and reforms whole neighborhoods. We believe nothing moves believers to humbly serve, live with, and love all of the diverse cultures and people in our city like the Gospel.

 

1. Cities were central to the birth of the early Church’s mission and are central to helping us fulfill Christ’s mission. [Luke 4:43]

2. We want to live in the city and to love and respect each other and all of the people who live in our city.

3. We want to partner with and engage the diverse cultures and people of our city by serving the spiritual, physical, and  social needs of our city.

4. We plan to learn from the city, to accept and love all it’s people, to invest our time, talents, and treasure as we strive for excellence while sharing Christ in the various cultures and tribes God has privileged to be a part of in our city.

 

We believe we will be a part of Jesus’ promise to build His Church. The Church of Jesus Christ is the hope of the world! We believe we will live this dream out because we believe in Jesus and we believe in you.

 

 

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