Our Vision Statement
Deland Church of the Nazarene Vision Statement:
♦Get Real - Authentic Worship- ( Salvation) John 4:23- Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
♦Get Aligned- Transformation- ( Discipleship & Holiness) Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
♦Get Going- Everyone has a mission- ( Called to Serve) -Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
The mission from Jesus to his disciples was pretty simple. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28-19-20
His purpose is ours regardless of time or culture. In our cultural setting today, it seems we can easily get lost with the many distractions and ministries that can seem to demand our attention as followers. If we are not prayerful and careful we can easily forget why we are here and why we exist as a church. So Get Real, Get Aligned and Get Going helps us stay on course as we keep this before us in everything we do.
Get Real is our way of saying that we must stay in a real and vital spiritual relationship with God the Father by being born again and Spirit filled. If we are not real with Him then it will be impossible for us to carry out his mission to us. Get Real is about being born again and worshiping God through prayer, singing, giving, loving and being genuine about our relationships. If people cannot be honest with God and each other then nothing else will make sense.
Get Aligned is about the transformational power of God in our daily lives through His written and spoken Word. For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12. This Alignment must be daily, regular and consistent or we cannot maintain a Spirit filled effectiveness in our lives. We must be actively engaged disciples who are being discipled and discipling others as well.
God aligns us by His Spirit through ongoing discipleship. Discipleship is essential for each follower as our local church continues the mission of our Savior. Without the continued teaching and training in the gospel the transformation of heart and mind will eventually cause individuals to become weak and powerless to carry out the great commission.
Get Going is the end goal for each believer to reach in order to help them help others repeat the same cycle. Each Believer has a calling and giftedness within the kingdom of God. We want to help each believer Be & Aligned so that they can truly get going with the mission of their personal calling and become effective ambassadors of the gospel to the areas God calls them.
We Hope we can engage you to Get Real with Him through us as a local church that we might help you Get Aligned with His Word so that you can be set apart to Get Going in your calling for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
Church of the Nazarene Purpose Statement: