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What We Believe

OUR VISION:

TO LIVE AN "EVERY DAY JESUS" LIFE.

 

OUR MISSION:

ABUNDANT CHURCH EXISTS TO REACH THE LOST WITH LOVE & DISCIPLE THE FOUND WITH TRUTH.

IMAGINE:

An eclectic community of servant-hearted people. Yes, individuals that have been radically transformed through grace and now live to love God at all costs.

They are passionately motivated to deny themselves and are recklessly abandoned to the cause of Christ. His story and His heart for their city enthralls them. Prayer is an ongoing conversation that leads them to opportunities missed by closed eyes and ritual. Unconditional love and acceptance of others is a hallmark of their mission. They grasp the responsibility of living above reproach and choose truth in all circumstances.

They are fearless pioneers and visionaries without limits. They tackle any challenge with rolled up sleeves and unwavering determination. They are groundbreakers, hope dealers, grace givers and history makers – young and old. They believe in miracles. They link arms with anyone who tells the story of Jesus! They empower the poor and strengthen the weak; embrace the outcast, seek the lost, and disciple the found. They serve together, play together, worship together, live life together… Their community will change because God sent them!

They are us! We believe that small things done with great love can change the world! 

OUR CREED:

We are…

more afraid of missing opportunities than making mistakes. We are a lab where everything is an experiment. If the Kingdom of God had departments, we’d be R&D. There are ways of doing church that no one has thought of yet. Yes, we embrace the truth and we continually strive for relevant ways to proclaim it & live it.

We believe…

that if you want to reach people no one is reaching, you have to do things no one is doing. A church that stays within its four walls isn’t a church at all. We don’t go to church because we ARE the church. The church is not a noun, it’s a verb. An action verb.

We want…

to be more known for what we’re for than what we’re against. We celebrate each person as invaluable and irreplaceable in the eyes of God because no one can worship God like you or for you. Like Jesus, we love people when they least expect it and least deserve it.

We pray…

like it depends on God, and work like it depends on us. We want to be great at the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. We strive to make the name of Jesus famous in our generation.

We hope…

to become a part of the personal dream God has given you - yes, YOU! And, we invite you to become a part of the corporate dream God has given us. Abundant Church is a dream factory where people get a vision from God and go for it. 

WE ARE RELIGIOUS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS!

      • Your destiny is our priority.
      • We always have room for one (or ten) more.
      • We’re spiritual, but not spooky.
      • Improving our community is a priority.
      • We always tell the truth.
      • Jesus is always the main thing.
      • We believe the Bible is true, cover-to-cover.
      • We are changing ordinary into extraordinary! 

BELIEFS & VALUES: 

AN EVER-CHANGING JOURNEY OF LOVE THAT PROCLAIMS TRUTH, AND CREATES HOPE, IN AND THROUGH OUR LIVES! 

      • We believe that the message is sacred but that the method is not.
      • We see everyone as important & valuable.
      • We believe that life is better together!
      • We love unconditionally.
      • We choose joy.
      • We’re never boring.
      • We embrace change and pursue the impossible.
      • We revel in the laughter of children and boldness of teens.
      • We understand that being mature doesn’t mean you have to be like everyone else.
      • We’re committed to teamwork & seeking new ways to empower others.
      • We expect the unexpected.
      • We pray because we like to, not because we have to.
      • We view worship as a lifestyle, not a concert.
      • We live on less so that we can give more. 

WE EMBRACE THE PARADOXES OF CHRIST: 

      • To be First is to be Last.
      • To Give is to Receive.
      • To be Weak is to be Strong.
      • To Lead is to Follow.
      • To Give Up your life is to Live It. 

WE ARE DISCIPLES WHO MAKE DISCIPLES WHO MAKE DISCIPLES! 

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