VISION, MISSION & STRATEGY
God wants us to bring his name, his message, and his ministry to all nations (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8). Whether it's praying, giving, or going, we provide a number of strategic opportunities for people to get involved, finding their purpose in Christ through the mission and learn more about God's mission for the nations. If you want to make your life count for something significant, we will show you how! Let’s have God-sized faith and believe that the Holy Spirit will use us to change this world for His glory!
Our picture of the ultimate future...
"All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name." Psalm 86:9
The assignment we've been given to reach the vision...
"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20
Everything we do has an aspect of discipleship. Evangelism, growth in our faith-filled obedience to Christ and worship of God are purposed and measured in all we do.
Our specific strategy to be effective in the mission...
In the nations, we believe in working directly in partnership with Indigenous Ministries for overall long term impact, unity in the larger body of Christ and the richness of cross-cultural relationships whenever possible.
We mobilize the people of Christ Community Church mainly through the sending of short-term mission teams that are well trained, led and launched in support of our partner ministries.
Our strategy is lead by volunteers with staff support and are the environments where we continually labor with urgency depending on God's power. We are continually assessing our effectiveness and seek to work with excellence.
In Christ Community Church-
Ongoing, we seek to keep the church informed and encouraged to pray for our partner nations and ministries through regular communication and leveraging corporate gatherings. . We want people to gain a heart for the nations and exercise their authority in Christ through prayer.
Ongoing, we proactively provide large, organized giving opportunities to advance God's work globally. We want see a large percentage of people become generous toward the nations while funding our partners well.
Ongoing, we want to mobilize 10% of the all people from middle school and older on GO Teams to our partner countries. We want to see every adult travel at least once every three years on a GO Team and we'd prefer our teams to be 50% first-time team members.
In the Nations-
In tandem with our ministry partners, we seek to see large numbers of people submit their lives to Jesus, grow in their following of Christ and plant new churches within our targeted regions globally. All of this while serving the needs of people, demonstrating that we are transformed, children of God. Contact us for more specific goals per ministry partner/region.
St. Charles - Outreach
With a background as a pastor's daughter, and an Athletic Trainer, Kristin has a heart for the hurting and enjoys uplifting others, praying for others, and sharing about how the saving power of Jesus can work in their lives. She is wife to Doug, and mother to a son and daughter, enjoys reading, hiking, biking, playing sports or board games, and having people over for coffee and ice cream.
Lisa comes from a background in restaurant and office management, specializing in customer service, systems creation, and training & development. She also has a BA in Business Management.
Lisa, along with her husband Bob and son Brayden have called Christ Community Church home since 2009. Over the years, she has served in Go Teams, Care Night, & Student Ministries, among other places along the way. Joining staff at Christ Community Church in late 2018 has allowed her professional skills and gifts to come along her heart for ministry.
Eric is passionate about reaching the nations for Jesus. In 1994, Eric and his wife Carol traveled to Nigeria on their first short-term mission trip. This experience led to full-time international ministry in 1996.
Eric graduated from Valparaiso University and currently lives in Sycamore, IL. Hunting and fishing are favorite hobbies.
A Portland, Oregon native and reluctantly recovering hipster, Jered received a masters degree from Western Seminary and planted a church in the City of Roses for the last ten years. Being middle-aged it may seem as though several years are unaccounted for in his narrative, but they were mostly spent being a youth pastor, associate pastor, enjoying being married to his favorite person and raising three beautiful girls. He doesn't get what the big deal is about Portillos, but has acquired a taste for deep dish pizza, loves the church and loves motivating people to live transformed lives in Jesus.