Our vision is simple:
for JESUS | for PEOPLE | for THE CITY
Our heart is to see Jesus made famous, peoples lives transformed and flourish through the Gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit and our city renewed through the work of His church. So what does this look like?
Colossians 1:15-18 - He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.
John 1:3 - through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.
Romans 11:36 - For from him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be glory forever.
For us, that means Jesus is supreme in our lives personally, in this church corporately, and in this city wholly. Him we proclaim. Above every name. Above every cause. Above every thing. Because only by believing in His name do we have hope for the future. There are no other hoops to jump through, rhetoric to recite, books to read, classes to go through. All it takes is believing. And out of that comes an overflow of serving, giving, loving, transformed lives, prayer, behavior change, addictions broken, minds renewed, hard hearts made soft again.
Luke 19:10 - For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
1 Timothy 1:15 - The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,
"The wandering of a soul causes Jesus deep sorrow; he cannot bear the thought of its perishing. Such is the love and tenderness of his heart that he cannot bear that one of his own should be in jeopardy. He can take no rest as long as a soul for whom he shed his blood still abides under the dominion of Satan and under the power of sin; therefore the Great Shepherd neither night nor day forgets his sheep: he must save his flock, and he is straitened till it be accomplished." - Charles Spurgeon
We want to see the passion that God has put in each person's heart come to fruition as they come in real relationship with the Author of their passion.
FOR THE CITY:
Ephesians 3:10 - Through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
We have a conviction that the Creator God is at work to heal and renew the whole world. To follow Jesus and join Him in His mission is to become agents of renewal in our neighborhoods, industries and our city as a whole.
God didn't design us, create us, and redeem us just so we could withdraw from the world and pray for death to come so we could go to heaven. He could have just skipped the middle bits by making us and leaving us in heaven! But He didn’t. He's put us here to create culture. The culture of heaven on earth. The culture of heaven in Kansas City.
These thing are accomplished through the Word of God, the Power of the Holy Spirit and thoughtful cultural engagement.