PURPOSE AND VISION
will be a holistic, diverse ministry for the entire family, grounded
in the Word of God; in order to Evangelize the lost, Disciple the
believer and Empower the discipled.
Implement the Great Commission:
summarized his purpose for being on earth in Luke 19:10. He said
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which
was lost”. In his final instructions he made the purposes
of the church clear. “Go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Ghost, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded
you” (Matt. 28:19-20). Therefore, our vision includes pursuing
the lost in the most culturally relevant format. This in-cludes
implementing Christ’s commission in both and innovative and
creative manner to the unchurched of our community.
a Growing Community of Churches:
people are nine times more likely to come to a new church rather
than an older, established church (Christianity Today). We feel
that the best means of impacting our area with the trans-forming
message of Christ is to partner or plant culturally relevant churches,
like Holy Nation, around our community. For us this means using
resources which God has equipped us with, (prayer, personnel, finances
and know-how) to build bridges into communities which need the Good
News of Jesus Christ.
to Dynamic Worship:
our vision is to extend the transforming grace of Jesus Christ,
we believe that the most fundamental relationship people can have
is an active, living relationship with God through Jesus Christ
his Son ( John 10:10; Romans 6:23). Our worship services reflect
this by promoting creative, inspiring, and authentic worship which
demonstrates that God is living and active in this generation; therefore,
the most contemporary medium is used to express our worship.
His Transforming Grace:
grace of God, the Memphis, Tennessee area will be transformed in
10 to 15 years, due to the influence of the Spirit of God through
the lives of our people who are devoted to extending the trans-forming
grace of Jesus Christ. It is our vision that the members of Holy
Nation will take Christ into homes, marketplaces, political arenas,
and educational settings. Our worship services reflects our vi-sion
by being a sanctuary for Holy Nation members to bring their friends,
relatives and co-workers.
Finally, our vision includes the intentional pursuit of reaching
those who have stopped attending, or have never attended a church.
In other words, those who have not experienced God’s transforming
grace. Placing a vision in print is somewhat like attempting to
hold water in your hand. It is nearly impossible! A vision is something
that is caught rather than taught. It has been described as a mental
picture of the future which finds its realization in the hands of
the one who owns the vision. It is our desire that the Holy Nation
vision becomes your vision; something you “own” and
take great pride in seeing fulfilled. In essence, our vision is
not something that you can see, but something you must be.
in no uncertain terms that this vision with your help will become
reality. Why? Because it is inspired by God!