Cultivating Gospel Transformation

Our mission is to be a body of believers who are cultivating gospel transformation. You will see and hear this language in everything we do, but what exactly does it mean?

Cultivating—We are privileged to play a critical role in the gospel transformation process in peoples’ lives. The apostle Paul uses an agricultural metaphor to illustrate that we “plant” the gospel seed and “water” with prayerful care, but only God causes the growth.

Gospel—The gospel is the central message of God’s story that gives meaning to our individual stories. It is the good news to all peoples from Genesis to Revelation (1 Cor. 15:1–4). The gospel proclaims grace—it is not what we do for Christ, but what God has done for us through Christ.

Transformation—The gospel is designed to change us from “one degree of glory to another” (2 Cor. 3:18) into the likeness of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Throughout the Scriptures, wherever the gospel was spread, there was the transformation of people into new creations. Transformation happens when our heavenly Father’s mercy meets the message of the Son by the means of the Spirit. Transformation is a process, which describes becoming mature, being sanctified, and becoming holy or godly.

How do we live out our mission?

Belong to a gospel community. We find unity in the message of the gospel and invite people to join a small group (what we call kGroups) or a Bible study.

Grow in gospel transformation. Further growth is found in Sunday worship, but also in learning opportunities like Bible studies, spiritual formation groups, and Foundations Hour.

Give in gospel mission. The natural result of belonging and growing is giving one’s spiritual gifts and resources to become an active part of cultivating gospel transformation in our church, the surrounding community, and globally.