Vision Sunday 2024

Notes for

Vision Sunday 2024

Three Things, Just Three Things


Romans 5:17 how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!


Our Mission:

We exist to attract people to the good news of Jesus Christ and inspire them to grow.


1. We are passionate about the lost. 


2. We are passionate about teaching and preaching the word of God in a way that connects with people and transforms their lives.


 3. We are passionate about seeing people healed and made whole.


 4. We are passionate for making a difference in our world outside of the US-global missions.


Show Pictures WOB 1-10


The WCC Guarantee:

Give us one year of your life and we will:

1. Help you to know God better.

2. Help you get free from the issues of your past.


3. Enable you to discover your purpose and giftings in life.

4. Give you opportunities to use your giftings to make a difference in the life of others.


Ephesians 5:14-17 “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.


This is the year of the disciple.


Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations


I am looking for two kinds of people: people who would love to make a difference in someone else’s life and someone who would love to get a deeper walk with God.


The second thing that God is trying to wake us up about is to prepare for harder times.


Picture Provision 2024


One of the things that the Lord asked us to do last year was to put aside money for a retreat center so that when times get worse, we would have a place of refuge and at the same time it can be a great retreat center for marriage retreats and youth retreats.


Pictures: Retreat 1-14


The third thing that God is trying to wake us up about is to stop GOING to church: it is time to BE the church.


The church is not a building; it is people.


Acts 12:5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.


Acts 15:30 So the men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter.


Ephesians 4:11-12 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to do everything for the church so that the church doesn’t ever lift a finger.


Ephesians 4:11-12 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for the work of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up


The job of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher is to equip you for works of service and ministry.


Luke 9:43-48 And they were all amazed at the greatness of God. While everyone was marveling at all that Jesus did, he said to his disciples, "Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men." But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it. 

An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he who is least among you all—he is the greatest."


The reason why the disciples couldn’t understand the things Jesus said was because they were selfish.


Luke 10:17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."


Ephesians 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.


The only way the church grows is when each part does its work.


Genesis 39:20 Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined.


Numbers 12:7 my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house.


Our goal is give you the opportunity to use your gifts and abilities to serve in God’s house.


You have a purpose for your life and when you know why you’re here on earth and fulfill it you will sense significance.  


The number one cause of stress is what Gallup called incongruent values.