At Madison, we believe the highest vision is to model what Jesus modeled. He is the source of what we call the 4G’s - Gather, Grow, Give and Go. (For Vision Presentation key Bible verses click here)
Gather - God wants me to be a member of His family (through attendance, worship and relationships)
Grow - God wants me to be a model of His character (through study and prayer)
Give - God wants me to be a minister of His grace (through service as well as offerings)
Go - God wants me to be a messenger of His love (through outreach)
The shorter version to commit to memory might be:
We are called to Gather . . . Grow . . . Give . . . Go . . . leading people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
The shepherds have given us the following Vision Statement to serve as a filter for determining everything we do as a congregation.
In response to God’s love we submit the following:
We exist to lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. As those who have been made right before God through the death and resurrection of His son, our singular purpose is to be ambassadors for Christ. We are committed to being an authentic, sent community of faith that embodies the good news of Jesus wherever we go, especially in the neighborhoods in which we live. We are committed to the infallible Scriptures that produce a Christ-centered faith. This faith leads us to love God with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength, and others as ourselves.