Thursday, August 16, 2007

Simple stuff

Donny and I had the chance to eat lunch yesterday with a couple who are interested in Freedom. I love being able to share the dream that God placed in my heart some time ago with others. I really love when God brings others into our church and the dream of reaching people becomes their own dream. So many of you who read this blog are those people. God has brought us together for this specific place and time to accomplish His mission. As I thought about the lunch we had, I thought I would just outline a simple version of what we're trying to do at Freedom so you can share this with people who might ask you the same questions.

- Our mission is: "Helping people discover the true freedom only Christ can give." We believe people will try lots of things as they search for freedom, but only Jesus brings true freedom. Our mission is based on Galatians 5:1, John 8:36, and 2 Corinthians 3:17

- Our main focus is to reach people that haven't found freedom in Jesus yet.

- We also want to be a place of healing and a second chance for people who were in church but have given up on it for whatever reason.

- If you are already a passionate follower of Jesus and you come to Freedom, we expect you to go to work! There are plenty of other places you can go and just warm a pew. There are literally thousands of people in our community who don't know Jesus, and it will take all of us to reach them.

That's about it. Pretty simple. There's lots of other details to how those things happen, but when everything is boiled down to the basics, we exist for those who don't know Jesus or have turned their backs on Him, and we expect everyone else to get busy!

By the way, this was the first post that I have written with no misspelled words!