Pillar Church Vision Statement
When I think of the wisdom and scope of God's plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God's marvelous love.Ephesians 3:14-17 (New Living Translation)
Pillar Church will be thoroughly missional.
A church is truly a fellowship of believers with a common mission at home, work, in their community and their world. Seeking to follow Jesus into a missional lifestyle will lead to Fathers and Husbands becoming pastors of their homes, believers seeing their role in the Great Commission, and creating a church that plants churches.
Pillar Church will use a philosophy of ministry that reflects the ancient roots of Christianity.
Bible based not business based churches will reach a new generation of lost people,
who no longer see churches as the “Pillar of Truth” (1 Timothy 3:15)
I. CALL TO PRAY
Pillar Church will be a house of prayer. Pillar Church will find guidance through corporate prayer, find passion through individual prayer. Prayer will saturate the life of Pillar Church. We will pray more than plan and plan under prayer.
II. CALL TO LEADERSHIP
While the Pastors are called to be a spiritual leaders and under-shepherds, the weight of leadership should not rest on their shoulders alone. (Exodus 19:13-27) A team approach to church leadership allows accountability, versatility, and creativity. Using the gifts of faithful overseers will also encourage the pastors to focus their hearts on the mission for which they were born. The biblical key to healthy church leadership is the plurality of elders.
III. CALL TO MEN
Pillar Church will call all Fathers and Husbands to be the Pastors of their home.
God has placed men in a specific role in the life of their family and the family of Pillar Church.
The man is the under-shepherd (Pastor) of his home and must be taught, encouraged, and equipped to lead his family to God. In the call to community the men of Pillar Church must see their fatherly role extending to children in need of a father. This Church will seek to serve as a training ground to produce men after God’s own heart.
Pillar Church will be a church of “people”, not a “place.”
A core value must be placed on the view of the church. When the church is seen as a fellowship of believers the focus will shift from where we meet to why we meet.
Pillar Church will be a multi-generational church comprised of individuals and families of all ages.
The health of a church is directly related to generation discipleship, older are to
teach the younger. (Titus 2 & Psalm 71:18)
Pillar Church will be a holistically designed family-based church.
The heart of this Church will beat for families to experience God together. Each facet will revolve around strengthening families for the Kingdom of God.
Pillar Church will have arts and creativity at its heart.
As emerging generations seek an experience with the Creator the church must give attention to the creativity of discipleship, evangelism, worship, fellowship, ministry, and preaching. Believing that people of emerging generations what deeply spiritual experiences with God, this Church will strive to creatively draw people
into the presence of their God.
Pillar Church will passionately clear up misconceptions about Christianity.
In a world growing increasingly hostile to the truth this Church will attack misconceptions that keep people away from Jesus.
Pillar Church will disciple believers and nonbelievers through home based small groups.
Couches not metal chairs will provide the environment for spiritual growth. “He (Elders) must enjoy having guest in his home and must be able to teach.” (1 Timothy 3:2b NLT) Building relational groups in homes will lead to deeply spiritual conversations…conversions… continued spiritual growth.
Pillar Church will design worship gatherings for believers to experience their God.
The gatherings will serve as a pasture in which the sheep will graze. While everyone is welcome, attention will be given to the reason we gather… the worship of our God.
Pillar Church will help plant multiple churches and support church planting near home and throughout the world.
Pillar is a church plant that will plant churches.
New churches fulfill the Great Commission and bring freshness and passion to communities.
As God leads, the Pillar Family will sacrifice for new churches.