Mission, Vision, and Discipleship Strategy
What is the mission of faith formation at Calvary?
“Mission” is what the church does as a whole. Every congregation has the same mission, the one Jesus gave in Matthew 28:18-20. “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
The mission of the Faith Formation ministry is to make disciples of the children, students, parents, and adults of Calvary Lutheran Church
What is our vision for faith formation at Calvary?
“Vision” is what we want the future to look like. It is THE desired outcome of our mission.
The vision of the Faith Formation ministry is that every child, student, parent, and adult know and believe the life-changing message of Jesus Christ and be equipped to share that message in word and deed.
What is our strategy for making disciples?
Our strategy revolves around equipping households to regularly practice four spiritual habits.
While there are numerous spiritual disciplines, we want households to be equipped to regularly engage in three: 1) Participating in worship, 2) Reading Scripture, 3) Prayer (as households and individuals).
We want members of households to remember their identity as forgiven and baptized children of God and know their God-given vocations (parent, grandparent, child, spouse, student, sibling, etc.). Through these relationships, God has called them to serve their neighbors.
We want households to practice hospitality and spend time with family, friends, and neighbors. Through these relationships, God takes care of physical and spiritual needs and they lead to spiritual conversations.
Whether at the dinner table, at work, or at school, we want households to be equipped to share God’s story in their lives and be confident in having spiritual and faith conversations.