Decisions That Define The Rock

We have decided that teaching the Gospel without demonstrating the Gospel is not enough

Good preaching, good doctrine, being good people – it’s not enough

We’ve decided that having a good church club is not enough

Good fellowship and good Bible studies – it’s not enough

Just making it to Heaven is not our goal, and knowing about God without truly knowing God and experiencing Him is meaningless

We’ve decided that having good programs is not enough, That change without transformation is intolerable and that staying the same is not an option

We’ve decided gifting without character is futile

Singing songs without worshipping is hollow

Having meetings without God showing up is pointless

We’ve decided faith without works is not enough. And having works without love is not acceptable

Our function comes out of relationship – first with our Heavenly Father and second with each other

We’ve decided that faith is good, bold faith is better

We’ve decided to be Holy Spirit filled, Holy Spirit led, and Holy Spirit empowered.

We have decided that we’re a battleship, not a cruise ship

An army, not an audience

Special Forces, not spectators

Missionaries, not club members

We have decided to be radical lovers and outrageous givers

We have decided that we’re a mission & equipping center, not a museum

We honor the past, but we don’t live in it

We live in the present, expecting a great future, with our eyes on the Father

We are people of engagement, not observation. Our influence is not limited to the four walls of this building

We are more concerned about how many we send out into the world than how many we convince to come in the building

We are a people of destiny, not history. We have decided that it’s better to fail while reaching for the impossible than succeed in settling for less

We have decided nothing short of “His kingdom come, and His will be done in our world as it is in Heaven” will satisfy us

These are the decisions that define who we are. These decisions are not destinations but journeys. Journeys along an ancient path
A path as old as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

The same path followed by Moses, Joshua, Caleb, Paul, John, and Peter
A path followed by the first century church that revolutionized a culture

On this path, we will impact the world we live in today

On this path, we will have bold, radical faith

On this path, we will find significance, purpose, and destiny

Declaration modified from “Decisions that Define Us” from “Decisions That Define Us” and “The Power of Your Life message” by David Crone. Copyrighted by David Crone and Destiny Image Publishing. Used by permission.