Where are you going?

Our vision as a church is to be

KNOWING (knowing God and worshipping Him)

GROWING (in loving relational community with each other) and

GOING to the world with the message and love of Jesus.

It’s a hybrid of Mike Breen’s teaching on the TRIANGLE (Grow up, in and out – see my old post on this) and Thom Rainer’s Simple Church.

Last week I met Mike Breen and some other great guys in a learning community I’ve joined in the Lake District with the ECPN looking at church planting. These people force you to think, to pray, to plan, to commit stuff to paper – dynamite and a headache! It was great to spend time with Andy and Alan from our staff team and talk these kind of things through.

What I came back with was the challenge to our church to see 1000 new people come to Christ in the next two years. Sounds like quite a tall order, but 3000 were added at Pentecost in a day and here in Manchester really it just needs everyone we presently have coming to be praying, witnessing and inviting more!

I have personally made a public commitment to tell someone about Jesus and invite someone to church every day, and since then it’s gone really well – some great conversations and even some people saying they’ll check us out.


This really requires us working through the logic of our vision, to be asking our people, “Well if we’re supposed to be Going, WHERE are you going?” What is the mission field the Lord of the harvest is calling you to?  My role in that? Well I’m here to encourage, inspire and train people to be missionaries, to Manchester.Jesus said, “Come to me” and he also said, “Go into all the world and make disciples.”

Have you come to Him yet? Don’t put it off another day. And then get going!