Here is our amazingly simple, four-word vision statement: GATHER, CONNECT, GO, GIVE!
That is, it. Four simple words. These words are expressing the minimum expectations of members.
We are to GATHER. Every member should attend faithfully a worship service every week. Christians are commanded to worship the Lord together. Look at many of the Psalms. Read Acts 2:42-47. Not only are we mandated to worship the Lord, but we also encourage one another when we gather.
We are to CONNECT. That is a word picture to describe locking hands and arms with others. We know the Christian life was never meant to be lived alone. We gather in groups so that we can encourage and equip each other.
We are to GO. The members should be involved in at least one ministry in the church each year. Many should be involved in ministries that get them involved outside the walls of the church. The Great Commission should be at the heart of what we as members do as part of the process of discipleship.
We are to GIVE. Every member should be a regular and faithful financial giver to the church. Jesus himself said it best, “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be” (Matthew 6:21). We give back to God our time, our talents, and our treasures with unmatched generosity.