Vision

Bringing glory to God by:
Inward nurture of the Great Community
Outward pursuit of the Great Commission
Upward demonstration of the Great Commandment

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UPWARD DEMONSTRATION OF THE GREAT COMMANDMENT

MATTHEW 22:37- 39:
​‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second
 is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

PATHWAY GOAL: “Mature in ‘Practice Of Worship’ & ‘Relationship’ With God”

For This Goal To Become A Reality New Disciples Must…

… enter into relationship with Jesus

… confirm their relationship with Jesus through baptism

… be grounded in the Scriptures

… grow in their relationship with Jesus

… love their neighbor

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INWARD NURTURE OF THE GREAT COMMUNITY.

ACTS 2:42-44:
​They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. 

PATHWAY GOAL: “Mature in ‘Genuine Belonging’ & ‘Relationship’

                                                   Within The Family Of God”

For This Goal To Become A Reality New Disciples Must…

… be welcomed by a church that has moved from exclusion to inclusion

… move from isolation to belonging

… move from independence to interdependence

… move from spectator to player

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OUTWARD PURSUIT OF THE GREAT COMMISSION.

MATTHEW 28:18-20:
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and
 make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

PATHWAY GOAL: “Mature in ‘Being A Disciple Maker’ & ‘Relationship’

                                             With One’s Neighbor In The Community”

For This Goal To Become A Reality New Disciples Must…

… witness the reality of a new life in Jesus

… become an apprentice of Jesus

… see their neighbor through Jesus’ eyes

… introduce Jesus to their neighbor

… make their neighbor into a mature disciple of Jesus

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OUR PRIMARY ‘VISION’ FOCUS AT ‘NAC’ IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS

“Becoming an authentic biblical community”

–  By nurturing prayerful dependence on God

–  By nurturing trusting relationships

–  By nurturing inclusive relationships

–  By nurturing Christ-like servants

A core vehicle to accomplish this ‘vision’ of community will be healthy small groups.

Psalms 127:1

“Unless the Lord builds the house those who build it labor in vain.”

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