The church - God’s people - should be a representation of the love of Jesus to our dark and dying world. We most certainly are not perfect, but we should be a reflection of His character. If we just tell people about God’s love they will almost never be able to grasp it, but when God’s people show them grace and love as we have been loved, they become open to hearing about Jesus.
Legacy Lane #1: Ascent Church
Today, we are going to look at the first of five legacy lanes and the 32 by 32 vision in greater detail. If you haven’t already please read the rest of our vision series before this post. We have been looking at our vision frame over the last two months on the blog and it all leads to these five weeks.
The Five Legacy Lanes
I am excited to spend some time talking about our future in part 7 of this vision series. Our vision frame all comes together to paint a picture of the future. We know that our future will ultimately be determined by God and that the future He has for us is far better than any picture we could paint for ourselves.
However, we believe it is wise to humbly seek after a God glorifying vision. Today, we are going to begin outlining our five legacy lanes. These are the five areas of influence that we believe God wants us to focus on. There are many great ways a church can be involved in impacting the world for Christ. These are the five ways we believe God is calling us to make an impact.
The Mission of Ascent Church
We are in part six of our series over the vision of Ascent. We have covered three parts of the vision frame thus far, which means we only have two topics left to discuss. This week we will look at our mission in greater detail before looking at our vision proper for the final five weeks of the series.
If you haven’t already, please read the previous five post in this series by clicking here.
I am so excited for Ascent church. I believe God is going to use us to do amazing things. How cool is it that we get to play a small role in God’s big cosmic story? In this post we will be continuing our series outlining the vision frame that we believe will allow us to be an influential church for generations to come.
Today, we will be looking at the third and final value of Ascent church. Next week we will begin to look at our mission statement in greater detail.
Before you continue on with this post I would suggest that you read the others in our vision series by clicking here.
Value #2: We Keep it Simple
Today, we will continue our blog series over the vision of Ascent church. Specifically, we are going to look at the second of our three values; along with the values implications in regards to the rest of the vision. If you haven’t already be sure to read the previous post in this series before moving forward.
You can view other post in this series by clicking here.
In the last post of this series over our vision frame, we discussed our strategy and measures. In other words, we looked at the four key things we feel God calling us to accomplish and the four strategy points to accomplish those goals. If you haven’t already I would suggest reading the first two parts of this series before engaging with this post. Today, we will begin discussing our values. We will give each value it’s own post to fully explain how each of them relates with our vision.
Ascent Church Strategy Overview
In this post we will continue our series on the vision of Ascent. Today, we will be looking at the measures (our why?) and our strategy (the how). If you haven't already, be sure to check out the first post in this series before reading this one. You can view the first post by clicking here.
Ascent Church Vision Overview
Over a few blogs I am going to flesh out the vision for Ascent. I want to get as specific as possible so that you can have a right view of the church you are a part of or are considering being a part of. My prayer is that you would gain clarity. If you have any questions, please reach out to me and I will do my best to give an answer that helps.