Our Purpose is the basic foundation of who we are as a faith-community. Each aspect of our Purpose determines how we operate as a congregation, and how we make a difference in our city. As connectors, it is responsibility to connect every believer with GOD’s Plan for them, which is seen in the four promises GOD made in Exodus 6:
“Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your GOD. Then you will know that I am the LORD your GOD, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.” Exodus 6:6-7 (NIV)
These promises remain at the core of His heart and have never changed. They are the key to your fulfillment and His plans for you.
SALVATION | FOLLOW JESUS
We’ve discovered that the easiest way to make the decision to follow Jesus is in a Life-giving environment, surrounded by other people on the same journey. This is why we’ve intentionally designed every one of our Worship Experiences to connect you with Jesus and to help take your first step toward a personal relationship with Him.
DELIVERANCE | FIND FREEDOM
We all have baggage that we bring with us into our relationship with Jesus. In fact, you may even believe that your past disqualifies you from experience a real and life-changing connection with Him. Here’s the amazing truth: Jesus doesn’t save us because we’re perfect. In fact, our past has nothing to do with receiving His free gift of Salvation. But, He doesn’t want to be chained to our past forever… this is why He’s promised to give us lasting freedom from all of our baggage! We’ve discovered that the easiest way to find freedom is in a Life-giving environment, surrounded by other people on the same journey. This is why we’ve intentionally designed every one of our small groups to help you discover the amazing freedom that comes from surrendering your past to the future He’s designed for you.
REDEMPTION | DISCOVER PURPOSE
Have you ever asked the question, “Why am I here?” Here’s another amazing GOD-truth: Jesus designed you on purpose for His Purpose! After we’ve received salvation and found freedom, Jesus wants us to discover the Purpose He’s designed us to fulfill. This is why we’ve intentionally designed our NEXT Steps and Growth Track to help you discover your purpose and to grow as a leader.
FULFILLMENT | MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Jesus created you for more than to simply exist. In fact, He intentionally designed you to make a difference and to connect other people with Him. This is why our various ministry teams exist: to create opportunities for you to make a difference. On the Dream Team you can serve other people on Sundays. On the SERVE Team you can serve our city by helping to meet the needs of others in our various SERVE Projects (humanitarian, charitable, construction, visitation). On the Legacy Team you can make a financial investment into the Mission of Jesus here in the New Orleans area and around the world.
We exist to connect people to GOD. This is our Vision. This is our passion. We are dedicated to living our lives as His connectors.
The way that we live out the Vision is our Mission. Our Mission is to serve our city with the Light and Love of Jesus, so that people far from GOD will come to know GOD’s radical life-change.
We are intensely committed to living in community with each other, doing life together.
We are committed to helping every believer discover the giftings that GOD has given to every person, individually.
We are committed to inspiring every believer to acts of love and service to the world around us.
We are committed to equipping every believer to accomplish the Mission, personally.
We are committed to intense, expressive and heart-felt worship of Jesus in every Worship Experience.
With great reward comes great responsibility. Because of GOD’s generosity to us, we are committed to shining the Light and Love of Jesus by serving our city, our state and our world.