Mission of MacArthur Blvd
We believe Jesus gave the Church its mission in Matthew 28:18-20. Therefore, the mission is universal and unchanging for every local church. This mission is holistic, beginning with leading people to trust Christ initially through Gospel proclamation and then leading them to follow Christ through biblical teaching and exhortation.
Our own paraphrase of the Great Commission is the mission statement for our church:
Leading people to trust and follow Christ.
To be a diverse church that delights in God first as we develop and deploy every member to make disciples who make disciples.
“Delights in God First” — This is intentionally our first focus point. As Christians, our first assignment is to love God. Our most foundational purpose is to enjoy Him, worship Him, and delight ourselves in Him. Before we stand to work, we sit and worship Him. Our delight in God is our motivation to be obedient to Him and participate in His work.
“Diverse Church” — We want to be generationally, culturally, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse. Why? Because the kingdom of God is intentionally diverse—God is intentionally redeeming a people for Himself from every nation on earth—and we are to be a reflection of His kingdom.
“Develop and Deploy Every Member to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples” — Disciple-making means both leading people to trust Christ initially in salvation as well as helping believers grow in Christ, which will result in them making disciples of their own. Every Christian is called to be a disciple-maker. We want to develop our members to know the gospel, live the gospel, grow in the gospel, articulate the gospel, and we want to deploy you to be a disciple-maker wherever you live, work, and play.
We will be Biblically transformed, not simply informed.
We will seek the Spirit’s presence, not rely on our own ability.
We will pursue gospel unity, not just diverse appearances.
We will strive for authentic gospel relationships, not settle for superficial friendliness.
We will gauge success by our sending capacity, not our seating capacity.
Our Method: The Discipleship Pathway
Equipping people to live a life of WORSHIP, a life in COMMUNITY, and a life on MISSION.
Our discipleship pathway clarifies the method for how our church accomplishes the mission.
LIFE OF WORSHIP
How we equip people to live a life of worship
Sunday Gathering at 10:30 a.m.
We are passionate about engaging in worship that reflects not only our community, but also the kingdom of God with all its generational and ethnic diversity. This passion leads us to sing songs that will move both the minds and hearts of all ages and ethnicities.
We also have a high view of God’s word, believing it to be our ultimate authority and sufficient to provide everything we need for life. Therefore, our preaching is text-driving and typically walks straight through books of the Bible.
We offer Equipping Classes on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. to help equip the saints to follow Christ in every area of our lives.
All are invited to a time of Spirit-led prayer every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Assembly Room.
LIFE IN COMMUNITY
How we equip people to live a life in community
We have Community Groups that meet on our church campus on Sunday mornings, and we have Community Groups that meet in homes across DFW throughout the week.
We have Children, Students, Men’s, Women’s, Singles, Married and Multi-Generational groups available to join. Community groups are where you find meaningful Christian relationships of mutual encouragement, help and admonition. Children attend Community Groups on Sunday mornings while their parents either attend an on-campus Community Group or an Equipping Class.
LIFE ON MISSION
How we equip people to live a life on mission
Partnerships and Trips
We provide various opportunities throughout the year to engage the lost through local initiatives and short-term mission trips. These opportunities not only provide specific opportunities to engage missionally but also equip our people to live a life on mission every day.