A movement of every member going to serve and reach others by 2020.
More specifically, our desire is to infuse an Acts 1:8 culture of obedience and action by equipping each member to GO and sacrificially serve and reach others resulting in new disciples, churches, sending groups and people movements.
Our End Vision
By December 31, 2020, we are trusting the Lord for the following to take place:
Immanuel is effectively engaging 50 people groups and urban centers across our city, nation and world through strategic evangelism, service projects, church planting and leadership development.More than 10,000 people each year are hearing the Gospel message (many for the first time) as a direct result of Immanuel GO Teams and partnership efforts.50 coalitions have been established and are engaging these people groups / urban centers. Each coalition consists of a Strategy Leader, Roundtable, Onsite Strategy Partner and ABF group.Each GO Team operates as a direct extension of the work of the coalition and has a clear purpose, strategy and people group or urban center on which to focus efforts.Every member is involved in at least one GO opportunity through praying, giving and going.The GO Course is offered in 12 different locations, led by strategy leaders and staff members, and equipping and training more than 200 adult members each year.Immanuel has sent 100 members into full-time service through various mission agencies.Church members are afflicted with a vision for the nations and are designating $1,000,000 each year to both seasonal and designated GO offerings each year.In each people group, urban center and partnership, disciples are being made, leaders are being trained, new churches are being started and cross-cultural workers are being trained and sent to other unreached peoples. All for His glory!
Creating opportunities and connecting the right people.
The purpose of this process is to mobilize each member to become aware of, pray for and commit to a GO opportunity. Our objectives : To create awareness of local and global needs and opportunities.To match members with strategic opportunities to pray, give, and GO.
Preparing members for effective service
The purpose of this process is to train members to understand the world from a spiritual perspective and develop servants who will sacrificially obey and GO. Our objectives:To train members in fundamental tenets of missiology.To prepare GO Teams for effective onsite service.To develop and release strategy leaders to lead forth in partnerships.To develop and release members for full-time missions service.
Translating faith into action by GOING to reach and serve others.
The purpose of this process is to translate faith into action by going to serve and reach others by combining good deeds with good news. Our objectives:To develop and finalize strategic Acts 1:8 kingdom partnerships.To engage Little Rock with good deeds and good news.To engage the United States with good deeds and good news.To engage global cities and people groups with good deeds and good news.
Seeking to make disciples who will reproduce themselves.
The purpose of this process is to not only make believers, but fully-devoted followers of Jesus (disciples) who will reproduce themselves in the life of othes. Our objectives:To make fully devoted- followers of Christ (disciples).To train called, competent and committed servant examples (leaders).To start healthy, reproducible New Testament fellowships (churches).To reach new segments not engaged with the Gospel (unreached).
Catalyzing partners to fulfill the Great Commission
The purpose of this process is to multiply the kingdom by assisting partners as they start new initiatives and develop and send cross-cultural workers. Our objectives:To train and expand capacity of partners to start new initiatives.To assist each partner to enlist, train and send their own cross-cultural workers!