The Streetwise strategy is to become an expanding organism that stretches from one end to the other, to connect the unchurched and the unsaved while building credible relationships with the community.
I. The Streetwise Strategy
- Spiritual (Matthew 23)
- Transformation (Luke 9:29-36)
- Results In (John 15)
- Edification and (1 Corinthians 14:12)
- Equipping (2 Timothy 3:17)
- Witness (Acts 1:8)
- In Your (Romans 12:3-21)
- Social (Romans 13)
- Environment (Romans 13)
II. Streetwise track:
- STREET: discipleship (lead to maturity)
- WISE: evangelism (turn and proclaim)
- Spirit-filled: corporate and individually
- changed life, changed lives
Goal: building a bridge to the unchurched and the unsaved
We are a bonafide, apostolic, charismatic, non-denominational church committed to exhortation, edification, evangelism and social action.
We are a local body which believes there is a universal body which has been called out of the world to minister to the world grace, power, and love of the Triune God (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit).
Exhortation – John 4:23-24
We want to be a worshiping church of true believers who give glory to God with word and deed.
We are committed to building up believers so that they can become intensely committed to Jesus, obedient to His Word, submissive to His Spirit, and dedicated to His Church. We aim to help every believer discover his spiritual gift and employ it in the church. We want to help people discover that the attendees are ministers.
We believe that lost people matter to God. This will be the driving passion of this church. Luke 15 clarifies that Gospel message to the unsaved and the unchurched.
Social Action – Luke 4:18 – 19
We want to become more than a conscience and a voice to our society, but a demonstration of God’s love, grace and power to our community. We want to give a cool cup of water to the hurting and oppressed in our society.
- The Great Commandment – Matthew 22:
37 And He said to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment.
- The Great Commission – Matthew 28:
18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
We strive to reach the unchurched and unsaved. This includes those who have never experienced church or encountered Jesus Christ, as well as the spiritual seeker who has once been to church but has since left. Additionally, we will strive for a multi-generational and multi-ethnic congregation (to reflect the church’s
responsibility from birth to bereavement and the diversity of our community)
Statement of Faith
We believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired Word of God, inerrant in its original manuscripts. It is our standard for faith and practice and the measure by which all personal revelation is to be evaluated.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is Creator, Redeemer, and the Sovereign Ruler of the universe.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious death, His atoning blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that sin is disobedience to God’s inspired word and the rejection of His authority. All have sinned and are, therefore, lost and separated from God. (Romans 3:23)
We believe that salvation of lost and sinful man comes through faith in Jesus Christ. When people repent (forsake their sins and turn to Christ), He forgives their sins and imparts eternal life. This personal experience is necessary to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells believers, confirming their salvation and enabling them to bear Godly fruit. We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit by which believers are empowered to have a bold and effective witness, manifesting His gifts in their daily lives.
We believe that the Church is Christ’s body on earth and should reveal His character and love to the world. We believe the Church Universal consists of all believers, while the Church Local is a body of believers joined in a specific area with common vision.
We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost, and that both will stand before the judgment seat of Christ; the saved will enter into eternal life, and the lost into eternal damnation.