Where there is no vision the people perish.
Definition: A clear mental picture of what could be fueled by the conviction that it should be.
-Andy Stanely, Visioneering
We live in a dark world that believes there is no absolute truth: the Bible is just another book and the One, True God of Heaven is just another god. People consider themselves too good to need a Savior, sin is tolerated, and God is whatever generates comfort. Self reigns as king in our culture and reality is based on one's inner experiences. As a result, people are broken, weary, and hopeless in their identity, significance, and eternal destination.
Today, the church is in midlife crisis. suffering in Biblical and theological literacy. Christ is a life coach, not a Savior. The Gospel has been sidelined, and God's mission has been replaced by worldly pursuits. We treasure happiness and comfort more than holiness. A take-it-or-leave-it Bible has led to take-it-or-leave-it marriages and relationships. Some believers worship busyness and others remain idle, while unbelievers are perishing. And our great commission to make disciples has been replaced with morality and programs.
Compelled by the love of Christ, His return to set up His Kingdom, and the urgency that is needed to address these problems, Whitewater Community Church has a vision to...
UNITING in God's Mission - Matthew 28.18-20
In Scripture, God created man in His image to expand His glory on the earth. Man sinned, rebelling against God and falling short of His glory. But Christ redeemed on Calvary. He ascended to Heaven and will return to consummate His glory in an eternal Kingdom. Since Creation and despite man's rebellion, God has had a mission to make His glory known through representatives of His Kingdom and Gospel. We have a vision to represent our King, who first came to die and will return to rule. As ambassadors of Christ, our mission is to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples both locally and globally. This should be the very fabric of our being. We envision everyone at Whitewater Community Church united in one central effort to glorify God by making disciples.
UNLOCKING the Transforming Gospel - 1 Peter 2.9-10
We envision Whitewater Community Church as a group of disciples who have been transformed by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His Gospel reaches all - from the worst to the best of mankind - we are all sinners. We proclaim the good news of Christ's death and resurrection apart from prejudices. We envision that salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone will lead to responsible Christian living. Our desire is the that the Gospel will continue to transform our lives as we walk in Gospel-saturated principles of humility, forgiveness, love, redemption, discipline, and grace to restore relationships, marriages, and families. In our communities, we will uphold unity and fellowship, allowing the world to see the glory of God in our oneness.
UPHOLDING the Supremacy of Christ - Colossians 1.17
We envision Whitewater Community Church as a body of disciples who place Jesus above everything. He takes priority over our bloodlines, buildings, budgets, business, and busyness. We envision a church where God's Word is the supreme basis for all that we do because God's Word is authoritative and has the power to change lives. We envision that all our worship will draw us toward the Christ of Scripture. It is our hope and prayer that in every situation of life Christ will reign supreme for the glory of God.
Making Disciples Who Make a Difference