True Vine

is a name of Jesus that reflects our need and desire to be connected to Him for life and purpose individually and as a church.  “I am the true vine..." John 15:1

 

Christian represents who we are as defined by what we believe:

http://www.efca.org/explore/what-we-believe

 

Church is defined in summary by these verses:

Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 4:11-16; Acts 1:8

 

These verses reveal an interdependent relationship between transformation, community and multiplication that not only clarifies God's desire for His church but provides a firm foundation for defining Biblical discipleship. These same principles were taught, lived and multiplied by Jesus Himself in His relationship with His disciples. It is these same principles of discipleship that we seek to emulate:

3 Qualities of Jesus' Discipleship 

 

Jesus' example of discipleship and the unity of transformation, community and multiplication that it shares with the God's desire for His church compel us to graft the identity of True Vine around these truths as our mission, vision and goal:

 

  • Our MISSION is the transformation of discipleship:

Changing People, Changing the World

Romans 12:1-2

 

  • Our VISION is to make disciples by seeking to:

Produce Disciplemakers, Partner to Serve, Preach the Gospel

Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 4:11-16; Acts 1:8

 

  • Our GOAL is to practice 5 disciplines of discipleship together:

Pause to Worship

Gather to Grow

Partner to Serve

Discipline to Give

Seek to Invite

 

Our Larger Connection:

We are united in doctrine and mission with hundreds of other churches across the world in the Evangelical Free Church of America

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