for some time i have been wrestling with how to express our mission as a church. why are we here? what is our purpose? our old mission statement was good but i always thought it was too wordy, even though i was the designer of it.
so i have devoted several months to thought and much prayer about how to word our mission differently. here it is!
New Venture Christian Church is all about “helping people discover a growing adventure with God.”
our walk with God is certainly a discovery process. it is a never ending discovery journey.
and it is growing. when we fail to grow we coast and when we coast we always head down hill.
but more than anything else it is an adventure. an adventure is something that takes you where you have never been before. it may not always be easy but it takes you where you have not been before. it can be the most demanding thing you have ever done. it may call forth everything you have to offer. it might call for more than you ever thought you had to give. it might bring times of total excitement and elation as well as times of tears and exhaustion but it takes you to places you haven’t been before.
god offers us an adventure with him. the christian life is an adventure. sometimes it is easy while at other times it is difficult and challenging. it will bring elation and excitement as well as tears and exhaustion. it will bring you the greatest joy you will ever discover and it will demand of you the greatest energy you have ever given. i don’t know of a better word to describe what God invites us to than an adventure.
are you ready for the adventure of your life?