We had a tremendous turnout for our recent Vision Night at Mountainview. We started hosting an annual Vision Night last year as a way of celebrating the previous year and outlining the goals and dreams that are on the horizon. What I will do over the next few posts is to recap what we shared.
The GO Part of Our Mission Leads Us to Our Vision
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:14-15).
As we look to the future, we know there is still much work to do. We live in a great area and a great area deserves great churches.
Vision: Mountainview will impact South Denver and beyond by fostering a movement to start healthy 3G campuses and churches.
Why must we be concerned with starting new churches and campuses?
Mountainview began as an intentional church plant and has been active in church planting throughout our history. Shortly after moving into our current location, our leadership gave birth to the vision of planting new campuses and churches.
Given our limited space and capacity, we must continue to start new campuses and churches because there are hundreds of thousands of people across South Denver facing a Christ-less eternity. To settle for 700-1,000 people is unacceptable.
A healthy church is one that reproduces. By refocusing on our vision of starting campuses and churches, we must create an environment that emphasizes health – for individuals, families, and our community.
We must move intentionally and aggressively in pursuit of our vision because life is fickle and Jesus is returning.
It makes God smile.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
”It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation” (Romans 15:20).”
“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it” (Matthew 16:18).