God is at work at White River Christian Church. The elders seek the heart of God to determine His marching orders for our congregation. Great clarity and focus comes when we understand what God is doing in the world around us and where He has invited us to join Him. We feel God's leading and prompting towards the following mission:
connecting every life to Jesus.
There is great simplicity in knowing that is the purpose God has for White River Christian Church. But it is also an eternal endeavor. God doesn't want White River Christian Church to just be a nice church or even a great church...He has called us to be an anointed church. We read about the church in the book of Acts and we want to see the power of God at work in our midst and through us individually and collectively. We invite you into joining us as we join God in what He is doing.
God has laid the following focus areas on our heart as objectives to carrying out the mission and vision:
By 2020, White River Christian Church will be 1 church in multiple locations living out our faith.
As more people connect to Jesus, gathering in a smaller venue allows us the opportunity to minister better to the individual. We want to invest the financial resources God will entrust to us on things that really matter, not bricks and mortar to build spacious worship venues to be used 1x a week. We are not going to compete with other congregations, but empower people who already attend WRCC to reach their neighbors and community for Jesus by going to them. We just don't want to offer a worship service, but engage every life in faith development.
To live out our mission of connecting every life to Jesus, we infuse our Faith Development Plan in every ministry area and with every age group at WRCC. The Faith Development Plan encompasses our 4 Faith Movements of:
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. (1 John 4:9)
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ... (Philippians 1:9-10)
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:13-14)