Mission is central to why we exist. God’s redemptive story throughout scripture is about a Creator on a mission to restore His creation. He has graciously invited us into his missional story. We are a part of His grand narrative! As a community of followers of Jesus—as the Church—we are on mission to restore what has been broken.
OKC Community Church is going to begin with simple clarity about three things – we will become mission grounded, gospel centered, and movement oriented.
The whole Bible is a missional work. The primary thread from Genesis to Revelation is mission. The missio’ dei (mission of God) is what everything is about. It's what was happening in creation, in the exodus, during the times of kings, in the words of Isaiah the prophet, and climaxing with the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God is on a mission to restore the relationship with humanity and to overcome darkness.
He has chosen to use humans, like yourself, to contribute to this mission. You are the subject of the mission, you can be the recipient of the mission, and you can join the greatest story of all time by carrying the mission as the foundational construct of your life. OKC Community will be a mission grounded church that will never deviate from what and why we are here.
God chose to come to us Incarnationally (in the flesh, among us) as Jesus, the son. He carried a burden that we could not carry ourselves and he ushered in the redemptive pathway to restoration with God through the cross and His resurrection. This is the Good News the world needed—this is the Gospel!
As a church we will embody and be in process of becoming people who create ministry with the Gospel story as the center. We will serve the poor, preach the Good News, care for the hurting, empower the powerless, unleash courage, make disciples, contribute to renewing our city, and love our neighbors—the Gospel is our hope within every action, every prayer, and every creative expression. We will not just tell the gospel we will aspire to live the gospel.
The New Testament church has been a movement since its inception. It began as a small group of faithful outcasts who believed the Gospel was actually worth every bit of who they were. Within 300 years of the early church being born in the book of Acts the movement grew from a few hundred followers of Christ to over 25 million followers – that’s a movement. They did it by moving from city to city and planting more and more churches.
We are a part of that same movement today. Every church plays their part in the movement and every church chooses how seriously they take their role. OKC Community is crazy serious about movement. We believe we can advance the mission of God by living the Gospel in such a way as to create movement in our city.
As we grow and mature as a community of followers our heart is to be a sending church that contributes to church planting in our city and other cities around the world.