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Our Vision

Connecting diverse people who share a common brokenness, with Jesus.

Living Out the Vision

You’ve been hearing us talk about Garfield’s vision - Now we want to hear you talk about the vision! Here's what we're asking you to do: Spend some time reading and reflecting on the four measures of how we are transforming to be like Jesus (scroll down to see a description of the measures). Pray about which measure/s (1 or 2) you have lived out in the past week or so and think of a concrete example to share. Use your phone to record a short video (30-60 seconds) – or ask someone to record it for you (in landscape mode).Upload your video from your computer or phone to https://gmcvision.org 

Questions? Email terry@garfieldchurch.org



Widen the Circle

Our Mission

 Connecting diverse people who share a common brokenness, with Jesus.

A Renaissance of Reconciliation

OUR CHURCH'S TEN YEAR VISION

In the next ten years, as part of this world's broken community, we will seek to become transformed by Jesus as we pursue a renaissance of reconciliation for all people while living into the beloved community together.

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Our Values

SAFETY

Our church is a safe place where people can “ask, seek, & knock” (Matthew 7:7-8) without fear of judgment.

AUTHENTICITY

Our church is absent of pretense where people can be their real selves before God and others.

DIVERSITY

Our church is a community that reflects our community and the kingdom of God.

TRANSFORMATION

Our church is a community where we expect to grow more and more into the likeness of Jesus.

RECONCILIATION

Our church is a community that takes seriously Jesus’ call to the ministry of reconciliation that only happens through justice, forgiveness, and ferocious love.


Our Strategy

When someone comes into our church community, how do they grow into our mission?

EXPLORE

First, they EXPLORE. This means coming to a larger gathering, most often worship; although it could be a large event or for a youth it might be Youth Group or Kidz Club.

CONNECT

Then, they CONNECT. Normally this happens through a smaller discipleship group, On Ramps, Men's or Women's Group, Multiethnic Conversations, etc.

TRANSFORMATION

This leads to TRANSFORMATION. Not just becoming better informed but "transformed" (Romans 12:2) and being fully immersed into the mission of the church.

COMMIT

Finally, they COMMIT to the mission of the church through baptism, and membership where they support the mission through their presence, prayers, gifts, service and witness. .

Our Measures: Transformed to become more like Jesus

LOVE

How am I loving my neighbor the way God loves them?

HUMILITY

How am I putting the needs of others above my own?

SHARING

How am I sharing the good news of God’s love for all people?

CONNECT

Do I have meaningful connections with diverse people?