As we cast a vision for 2020, it is broad strokes. This is not a strategy or a road map of how to get where we want to be. It is a vision of what we are moving toward, so that in five years, it describes what we will look like.
What we truly want is to be the people God calls us to be. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
This vision came from the people of First Trinity. Our desire is for everyone to feel ownership of the vision and see how they can be a part of the mighty work of God in this place. Over the next few weeks we will break down this vision statement and take a deeper look at it. Then working together, we can transform our world, one life at a time, through the power of God’s living word.
As you read the vision statement below, keep in mind that vision statements are future focused, but written in present tense as though it has already been accomplished. Vision answers the question, “Where are we going?” So the statement is written as if we have arrived in 2020 and are describing our church in the present tense.
Our Vision for First Trinity in 2020
First Trinity is a growing family who is passionate about our Lord Jesus Christ. We prayerfully understand who God has created us to be and where the Spirit is calling us to make a difference, both individually and corporately. We are equipping individuals, families and groups through God’s Word, to carry the Gospel beyond our physical building into their homes, schools, workplaces, communities, and world. We love to worship together in and through multiple settings and styles, as we continue to worship with our everyday lives. First Trinity is a safe place where people are connected in supportive relationships, cared for, prayed for, listened to, and challenged to make a difference. We joyfully recognize and join Christ in His work in the Church, our community, nation, and world.