- Where are we going? (Vision)
- What steps are we taking to get there? (Mission)
- What's important to us as we move towards our Vision? (Values)
We started with God’s desire for a Glorious Church. We quickly realized that, to fulfill this vision we must look to Jesus Himself. As the people of God we must seek to identify all that Christ embodied in his life and ministry on earth and make those priorities central to us because we believe that it's Christ’s plan to carry out His ministry to the earth today by the work of the Holy Spirit, through His church. In 1 John 2:6 the Apostle John wrote:
“Whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.”
This led us to recognize the five passions of Jesus Christ’s life: Presence, Teaching, Community, Calling, and Mission. From these passions flow our Vision & Mission.
While every true church will want to discover and practice the ministry of Jesus, Via Apostolica will do this in the ways that are distinctive to us based upon:
- Our concept of Jesus – what is most striking to us about the person of Jesus.
- Our context – where Jesus has placed our church.
- Our calling – the people whom Jesus has uniquely called and equipped us to reach.
Via Apostolica’s Vision: Pursuing God’s Dream – A Glorious Church
Mission Statement: We at Via Apostolica Church exist to welcome God’s Great Presence, to teach His Glorious Gospel, to love one another with His love, to train first-rate leaders, and to see a harvest of souls locally & globally, through all of the above.