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Love, Hope, and Faith in Action

A summary of the three Avenues

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthian 13:13).


  • Love: the calling on the ministry to engage their community with tangible acts that reflect the love of God. It must connect back to the life of the church.
  • Hope: the calling on the ministry to inspire and bring hope to the congregation on Sunday morning.
  • Faith: the calling on the ministry to create spaces where disciple-making and spiritual growth can be nurtured.


Love Avenue

  • Serving/loving the community with a purpose, connected back to the life of the church.
  • Serving in the areas of our giftedness, not just feel-good ministries.
  • Narrowing our focus to the area and people groups that God has called us to.
  • Aligning our church events to reflect our values and advance our shared vision.
  • Building bridges to incarnational community through attractional engagement, such as the OTW model.

Hope Avenue

  • An inspirational environment and a place of hope and expectant community.
  • A dynamic pulpit ministry of preaching, not teaching.
  • Biblical relevant preaching, connected to the needs of our audience.
  • Inspirational preaching, bringing hope through God’s word.
  • Inspirational worship with the gift of music.

Faith Avenue – Creating Space

  • Spaces for relationship building and spiritual growth.
  • Gatherings that are small and intimate where bonding can occur.
  • Space where we can lift up each other.
    1. Discipleship occurs best through life on life situations; we must move new converts to those settings.
    2. Visitors need something beyond Sunday morning to connect to.
    3. Small groups can take a variety of dimensions.
    4. Children and youth also need life on life settings.
    5. Men and women’s small groups also serve as connecting points.

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