In Jesus Christ, we have been given a great and precious gift. That is the gift of salvation (Romans 10:9-10). We have been set free from sin and death and restored to new life. Every aspect of our lives will be centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ and will be reflected in how we serve others.
According to Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus commanded His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. As a gospel centered church, we seek to continue in this assignment by building into the lives of others, who will be obedient to continue to make disciples, to the fourth generation and beyond (2 Timothy 2:2).
Based on Acts 2:37-47 we are a part of a body where we do life with one another as a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, and multiracial body. As an empowering community, we want to equip the marginalized so that they will become self-sustaining. We want to mobilize the body of Christ in collaboration with civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to step into the critical needs of human and social injustice to empower the powerless.
Brian Lowe, Acts 29 SE Network Director
In 1 Corinthians 4, Paul says that church leaders should be seen as servants and stewards. We are followers of Christ and entrusted with what belongs to Christ alone. Therefore, Paul says, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. Russell McCuthcheon is this kind of church leader. He is a faithful man.