As One Mission Churches we embrace and support the following: We declare that …
There is one church in the city.
We are on the same team.
We belong to the same cause, the cause of Christ.
We are for each other.
We will say No to competition, jealousy and speaking ill of other congregations.
We will bless each other.
Our focus will not be our own congregations but the Kingdom of God.
As one church …
We will pray and serve and work together because our community needs to see this.
We will pray and serve and work together because we can do together things that we cannot do alone.
We will pray and serve and work together because this pleases Jesus Christ.
We will create a rhythm of community wide worship and prayer, beyond the 21 days, that fuels our collaboration.
We will collaborate to address the deepest needs of our city.
We will collaborate to reach the lost and un-churched of our city with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We will sacrifice some of the smaller things in our local congregations’ budget and calendar to create space for collaborative mission.
As a Christ-honoring One Mission church we believe, agree to, and embrace the following as our core beliefs:
We believe in the authority of Scripture, the Bible
We believe in the triune God, The Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
We believe in the full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ
We believe in salvation by grace through faith alone
We believe in the physical resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
Relationship of Our Community
Building Relationships From Acts 2:42 We are committed to be intentional in our efforts to continue to build and strengthen relationships between senior pastors, staff and congregations across our community presenting a united presence that honors our Lord Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 10:23-25)
Praying Together We are commanded to “pray without ceasing” to pray for wisdom, and to pray for one another. We believe that prayer should be at the very foundation of all that we do, for our personal lives, our families, our churches, our community and our nation. We encourage Senior Pastors to attend our monthly Pastors Prayer Time. (Joel 2:15-17; 2 Chronicles 7:14; 1 Timothy 2:1-3, 8) Worshiping Together While there may be differences in how we worship, we all worship the same Lord and Savior, and will join together as a unified body of Christ in our community to worship and exalt the name of Jesus. (John 4:23; Matthew 28:16-17)
Serving Together For the sake of Jesus Christ, we band together to love and serve our community. (Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 25:31-46)
We are committed to serve and minister in and to our community presenting ourselves as a united body of Christ for the glory and honor of our lord Jesus Christ. It is our hope that we will be used by God to eliminate the desperate needs in our community through which lives will be transformed.
One Mission congregations commit to this effort even if not one new person joins their individual church.
In addition to the primary areas of One Mission Focus, the expectations for each congregation include the following:
Affirm the One Mission Purpose Statement and communicate that to the congregation.
Attend Monthly Pastors Prayer Time
Attend Pastoral Retreats
Communicate One Mission Activities and Events within your Congregations as if they were your own.
Provide financial support
Share the One Mission Kingdom vision with your church
Encourage sharing of best practices and learning’s.