Mission & Vision
Writing vision statements is easy -- what really matters is living them out. These statements express our heart and common understanding of what we're trying to become:
Our Mission - is given to us by Jesus himself: to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything Jesus has commanded us (Matthew 16:19-20). We're seeking to do that here in the Chicago area.
Our Vision - As followers of Jesus Christ we bless our neighbors in Chicago and beyond by welcoming the presence and love of God into our lives such that it overflows to those around us. This happens as we:
(a) engage in spiritual practices (this links to an article talking about five core spiritual practices)
(b) live out our community values (to be authentic, socially-engaged, welcoming, loving, and multicultural)
(c) engage acts of love and service (especially including the work we're doing in our missional communities)