Matthew. 4:19, 28:16-20
2 Corinthians 5:11-12
The Church is a sent people who belong to God, as well as a sending agency. The heart of Christ to pursue people has been given to the Church. Missional sent-ness focuses on "leaving" and everything to do with “leaving.” We want the YTBB (Yet to be believer) to know that we came because He came
There are many pockets of people throughout Yolo County and the nations who have not been renewed and redeemed by the gospel. There are so many in the Yolo County who would not even consider darkening the door of a Sunday worship service. This poses a particular challenge to us, a church in Davis. If we desire to reach out to those who would never come to an event we have to learn how to “get small” through a missional endeavor. Perhaps there has to be change at smallest level: we must declare and demonstrate the gospel in community “on mission” to every pocket of people for a movement to occur. However, we must understand that being missional (sent ones) and learning to embody that identity is not just a pragmatic endeavor, it is a first and foremost a theological one. It starts and finishes with the character and actions of our Lord He was sent Himself.
At The Bridge it is our vision to become a network (interconnected groups) of missional communities. We want to be teaching small groups of people, called of God, joined by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who by the power of the Holy Spirit to pursue the renewal and redemption of their community and the nations together.