Finding God’s Vision For Your Life
Our Mission [What We Do]
1) Encounter Christ
Encountering Christ is a huge deal in our contemporary culture and continues to be the most significant issue facing the 21st century. People continue to say, “I like your God, but I don’t like your Christ.” Yet, the fact remains that we are not Godians, but Christians, and when we truly encounter Christ, we connect with a loving and gracious Savior and Lord.
2) Embrace Community
Embracing Community is the key to unlocking your God potential. The Christian life is more than just believing; it’s belonging. It is finding a community of faith that enhances our passion for Christ and our pursuit of His purpose at work in our lives. When we find our place, we activate our potential.
3) Empower People
Empowering People is about coaching people to connect their calling to the Kingdom of God. A career involves making the world a better place, but a calling involves making the Kingdom a better place. Christians who live out a calling transform our cities and communities.
4) Engage the World
Engaging the World is really about leading others to Christ and eternal significance. God has one mission on His mind–to seek and save the world. The more we get to know God, the more we will engage the world with His mission.
Our Strategy [How We Do it]
Scripture: Matthew 16:24 – If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and FOLLOW ME. (NKJV)
Thoughts: Following Christ is more than a religion; it’s a relationship. When you genuinely follow Christ, He transforms your life, your family, and your community.
Scripture: Ephesian 4:15 – …but speaking the truth in love, may GROW UP in all things into Him who is the head—Christ. (NKJV)
Thoughts: At HV, we believe that growth occurs through two words–belonging and becoming. Belonging includes finding relational connections, and becoming includes pursuing your potential in Christ.
Scripture: Romans 12:6 – God has given each of us the ability to DO CERTAIN THINGS WELL. (LB)
Thoughts: The real work of the Church involves every Christ follower connecting their competencies to the Kingdom of God. When we truly serve Christ, we serve one another.
Scripture: Matthew 5:14 – YOU ARE THE LIGHT of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. (NKJV)
Thoughts: Every Christian has received a biblical mandate to Lead–to be “light in the world” and “salt to the earth.” In our day and time, we desperately need to develop Christ followers who will present a credible picture of Christ to the world.
Our Culture [The Result]
1) Balanced in Life
2) Passionate in Worship
3) Intentional about Growth
4) Dedicated to Community