At Deep Creek, we give attention to our Mission, Vision, Strategies and Tactics – but not for the sake of corporate lingo! We want to understand and live out daily God’s purposes for us, connect in the present based on God’s certain plan for the future, and on a regular basis make sure that what we are doing now lines up with our Vision.
Our Mission is not unique to Deep Creek. It is to:
Make disciples of Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:18-20), and grow the Kingdom of God (Mark 4:30-32).
Our Vision seeks to line-up God’s big plan with our particular situation:
To build a community who live and love like Jesus (Mark 12:28-31); to bring those in East Doncaster and beyond into the New Heaven and New Earth (Isa. 25:6-9; Rev. 21:1-5).
Our Strategies are based around growing in Christ-likeness and hence ‘being Christ’ (missional) in our communities and networks.
Our Tactics focus on near-term steps consistent with our Strategies. We like to think of making disciples of the Lord Jesus and growing God’s Kingdom as a BELT:
As the beginning of the journey we seek to BE Christ; reaching out, connecting with our networks and the world around us. We do this on an individual level and a corporate level. Our ‘love connectors’ seek to serve and connect with people.
As we serve and connect, we Love people through gospel proclamation. This occurs as individuals “give an answer to the hope that lies within”; as we build relationships and then prayerfully invite folk to gospel formats, such as Alpha. It occurs as people attend our Corporate Celebrations and Small Groups.
God’s grand plan is to fill up the new heaven and new earth will people who are like the Lord Jesus. And He wants that Transformation to be happening NOW. Many of our teaching seminars are geared towards helping folk grow in Christ-likeness.
The BELT is continuous, as those who are touched by the Gospel become citizens of God’s Kingdom, and then they themselves and in groups, live out BELT.