In Ezekiel 47, the prophet shares an amazing vision. God’s kingdom is an ever deepening river, pushing out further and further into the culture. It’s not static but dynamic. It’s not restrained but expansive. It’s not protecting ground but advancing and taking new ground. Wherever the river flows it contacts dry and parched places. It brings renewed life, fruitfulness and hope. This is the vision of God’s kingdom lived out by Jesus, the same vision he desires for each of his followers.
This expression of God’s kingdom dominates the way we think about church and ministry. Dynamic. Expansive. Advancing. Life giving. As Jesus embodied this vision of his Father’s Kingdom, so we anticipate Jesus’ followers will embrace it just the same as he did, giving their lives to daily, intentional service and ministry.
We are promoting, planting and encouraging small, autonomous churches – simple churches of men and women dedicated to building proactive, organic relationships with their neighbors right where they live and work in order to advance the life giving gospel into the hearts and lives of every neighbor in our region.