COMMISSION [WIND]

mission is why the church exists

The Church is a movement, not an institution. Every follower of Jesus is commissioned by God.

John 3:1-8; Acts 1:8; Acts 8:1-14; Acts 2; Acts 8:26-40; Luke 4:14-21; Genesis 2:4-7; Ezekiel 37:1-10; Mark 4:41

 

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COMMUNITY [WATER]

love is the context for all mission.

The Church is relational, not programmatic. Every follower of Jesus is part of a larger community.

John 4; John 13:34-35; 1 John 4:7-21; Psalm 42:1; Psalm 1:1-3; Isaiah 32:1-3; Isaiah 58; John 7:25-44

 

CONNECTION [WOOD]

structure must always submit to spirit.

The Church is empowering, not controlling. Every follower of Jesus is called and connected uniquely to serve.

1 Corinthians 12; John 15:1-17; Romans 11; Matthew 9:14-17; Romans 12:3-8; John 15:2; Jeremiah 31:31; 2 Corinthians 3

 

COMMUNION [FIRE]

relevance to culture is not optional.

The Church is incarnational, not esoteric. Every follower of Jesus celebrates communion with God.

John 1:14; Philippians 2:5-9; Acts 17:16-34; Romans 12:1-2; Genesis 22; Exodus 3; 1 Kings 18:16-39; Psalm 51; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Hebrews 12:29; 1 Corinthians 14

 

CHARACTER [EARTH]

creativity is the natural result of spirituality.

The Church is transforming, not conforming. Every follower of Jesus grows in Christ-like character.

Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 8:4-15; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Ephesians 4:17-5:2; Genesis 2:7; Isaiah 64:8; 2 Corinthians 4:7-11