A dream is a picture of the future I want to live in someday.
I have a dream that Mercy Chapel will be a family - A real family with real moms and dads and brothers and sisters - a “household of faith” (Ep. 2:19). Pr. 24:3 “By wisdom a house is built” – your house is your legacy that lives on. Family matters. Find your family, find your destiny.. I dream of a church that will not sacrifice families at the altar of church success but see her vision of building family success - that will not use families to build the programs of the church - but rather use the church to build the families of the church. We will develop strong families and family culture through eating, playing, working, worshiping, and learning together as families
I have a dream that Mercy Chapel will be a family of grace - Grace that is unmerited favor that can not be earned or deserved, only received as a free gift; Grace that gives us a strong, sturdy sense of self worth, of our true identity in Christ, enabling us to live with bold faith and joyful obedience.
I have a dream that Mercy Chapel will be a family that brims with hope and optimism about the future – This hope flows from a biblical worldview and eschatology of Christ’s ultimate victory in the world. The great commission is a command and a promise, a strategy of global triumph to bring the nations of the world to Christ.
I have a dream that Mercy Chapel will be a family that celebrates work and business as sacred - That we will view our vocations as sacred calling and ministry and mission, not as a mere tool for supporting ministry and mission. Marketplace ministry and mission will help fulfill our cultural mandate.
I have a dream that Mercy Chapel will be compelled by mercy not sacrifice - Matt. 9:13(a) “Go and learn what this means, “I desire mercy and not sacrifice” - I dream of our Mercy Chapel family being hands-on involved in ministry and mission here.