Why do we, as a community, exist? It’s an important question that every church must ask themselves. Yet, we need not look far for an answer. God’s people exist for the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-39) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-19) — Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples. The question that often goes unanswered, however, is how will we live out this calling effectively in our unique place and time in history? At Mission Creek Alliance Church our answer to this important question comes through a simple focus.
Mission Creek Alliance Church has a simple focus: To Encounter Jesus, Empower People, and Engage Our City & Beyond.
Encounter: We create environments and opportunities for people to encounter Jesus and experience his transforming love.
Empower: We take steps together to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to flourish as whole human beings.
Engage: We are engaged with the people and needs of our city and beyond to make Jesus famous.
While this simple focus of Encounter, Empower, Engage is the vision we live into, it is also our process for making disciples. In all we do, we desire to move people from an encounter with Jesus toward wholeness through the Holy Spirit’s empowering, and ultimately to join God in his mission for our city and the world beyond.
We live into this vision driven by four guiding values:
• Prayer - to root ourselves in God’s love and will
• Authenticity - to cultivate genuine, real, and honest people
• Belonging - to create a community where people are accepted and included
• God’s Word - to affirm God’s authority in our lives through his Word to us - the Bible