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Mission

To intentionally live out invitational ministries as an expression of God’s love and grace by experiencing God, seeking his will, responding to his call, and being the Body of Christ in word and in deed.

Vision

We have a vision of the time that the Kingdom of God is a reality in the Alabama-Florida region—when the Community of Christ comprises a prophetic people who intentionally live out invitational ministries and when each congregation reaches out to the community as an expression of God’s love and grace.  We envision a time when all people, as servants of the Lord Jesus Christ, have a passion for the Christ and love as He loved, when they demonstrate the gospel principles in their daily living, when they utilize their giftedness in godly pursuits, when they recognize the worth of all peoples, and when joy abounds and peace prevails.

Strategy

Grow healthy congregations and empower them for mission.

Tactics

  1. Discipleship Growth: The Mission Center will promote and support
    a. intentional engagement in the spiritual disciplines and incarnational worship
    b. participation in LIFE (Love, Invitation, Fellowship, Empowerment) groups
    c. identification, development, and use of giftedness in appropriate ways
    d. wise management and generous contribution of resources
    e. engagement in spirit-led discipleship formation
  2. Missionary Outreach: The Mission Center will promote and support
    a. congregations functioning as welcoming, inviting, serving and sending communities
    b. member participation in LIFE groups
    c. training, coaching, mentoring in invitational techniques
    d. identifying missionary elders and seventies and helping them develop their giftedness and calling
    e. establishment of house churches/emerging congregations
  3. Priesthood Renewal and Magnification: The Mission Center will promote and support active functioning of priesthood members in ways that magnify their calling
    and bring quality servant ministry to the people.
  4. Congregation/Pastor Growth: The Mission Center will promote and support
    a. congregations functioning as signal communities.
    b. pastors' faithful functioning and growth
  5. Leadership/Mentoring: The Mission Center will promote and support leaders/ mentors identification, education, and practice.


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Alabama / Northwest Florida Mission Center
Mission Center President
Heather Donofrio
(850) 293-4136

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