What is Impact?
Central to being a child of God and a disciple of Jesus is to be His hands and feet in the world. Central to the Great Commission is a call to not only Love God, but to love people – tangibly, and with intention. We believed that being a Christian wasn’t really about us at all, but about giving ourselves, our lives, our talents, and our resources away so that the Kingdom of God might advance in this world. That we might be swept up in and carried away by the great story that God is telling. In short, we believed that this life in Christ is far more than a creed to believe, or a service to attend, but rather a crazy adventure to be lived in fellowship with each other and the Living God. Our lives can make a difference wherever we go. We believed that the Gospel is best understood when it’s seen.
This underlying conviction led us to develop an intentional plan for living these values out in real life ways within the body. We called this aspect of the ministry, Impact.
God invaded our world and brought salvation, forgiveness, and new life in Christ not so that we could keep and consume it, but that we as the recipients of His Grace might share it with the world around us.