"To live out our purpose of fulfilling perfect oneness in Christ as a church, being transformed by the Gospel, proclaiming the kingdom of God."
Ministry Strategy: C.R.O.S.S.
Care (fellowship) Our ministry is more than a weekly time of gathering. Our intention is that our small groups and ministries will be places where people feel cared for and love just as Jesus loves each of us.
Reach (evangelism) This is the goal of many of our meetings and events, where we desire our members to be equipped to make a difference in this world for God. John Piper said in one of his sermons that missions exists because worship doesn't. We're in urgent need to be equipped to go out to those that desperately need to hear about the hope of salvation which we have in Christ alone so that they also may live this life to glorify and enjoy God forever!
Offer (worship) Worship is what we have in mind through all that we do at CFAN. Apostle Paul told Christian to do even the smallest things for the glory of God. Every event we play together from beach trips to banquets to Bible studies is all part of our attempt to learn how to worship God in every aspect of life.
The most important of our weekly events are our Sunday family worship services. We never want to lose our sense of importance of corporate worship and our long-term vision is that people of all ages and races will worship together under our roof, just as we will in heaven itself.
Share (discipleship) We aren't just called to share the gospel but to go and make disciples who will devote their entire lives, not only some parts or seasons, in seeking God's glory. Out Servant Leadership Training program is designed to fulfill this area of our calling. Discipleship is a lifelong journey but it is our attempt to strengthen and guide our leaders and students to faithful engage in their calling of becoming disciple-making disciple in Christ! Our leadership motto i that "Leaders are learners. We stop leading when we stop learning."
Service (ministry) We believe our various ministries are byproducts of blessing through worship but they are not worship itself. We are called to worship, but not acts of service. People often confuse the two and end up becoming busy-bodies while lacking true worship in our lives. When our lives are filled with worship, genuine service comes as a natural byproduct. Just like the disciples of the early church in Acts appointed lay leaders to meet various ministry needs, we hope to not only involve our leaders, but all members, to faithfully serve and meet the needs of others in the church and the world around us.
1. Leaders are Learners: We stop leading when we stop learning.
2. Relational Ministry: Our members will not plug into our ministry unless they know that we care. Therefore, building personal relationships with one another is the key in our entire ministry and in the discipleship training process. We follow Jesus' model because he was the master of relational ministry.
3. A Loving Community: "Perfect oneness" means experiencing the love of God through a loving and caring community where loving God and loving others to the best of our ability is encouraged (Matthew 22:37-39). Such a community will serve as the light of the world that will speak more loudly and profoundly than anything we can teach or say.
4. Student Leadership:We believe that all Christian have been called to be leaders in this world in order to 'go and make disciples of all nations." This means that church leaders should serve, but also foster lay leadership that can use their God-given gifts and talents to be involved with various aspects of ministry in the church. God has gifted us all in unique ways. We seek to develop eyes for discovering our gifts and putting them to work in the right place which will enable us to enjoy serving the Lord with passion.
5. Family Friendly Ministry: We believe in creating a family-friendly environment in our ministry because the family is a critical space where discipleship must continue. Our ministry may be of modest size and may not have all the nursery space and amenities of larger churches, but we hope to share God's love by welcoming and embracing people of all ages and life stages.