VISION & STRATEGY
[5588 - 188 St Surrey, BC] • [604 575 5588] • [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Leading you to a life-changing relationship with Jesus as you follow Him.
To see people saved and to baptize a number equalling 10% or more of our attendance each year.
To carry the hope and purpose of Jesus to those far from God with our experiences, gifts and resources.
Unique characteristics of Sonrise already established and unchanging, expressed and
experienced in past, present & future.
Living expectantly in faith
Engaging in community transformation
Relying on the Holy Spirit
Common values that are true, but not necessarily unique to Sonrise
Equipping and releasing people to serve in ministry
Sharing the gospel and leading people into spiritual maturity
Teaching and applying the bible
Honour, respect & integrity
We value all people as individuals created in God’s image
Characteristics that we desire and pursue
Encountering the Holy Spirit and always going deeper
To be a community where people find belonging because they are valued, loved & forgiven
Reach out and serve people by identifying and meeting needs in our community
Intentional partnerships with local churches, ministries and community partners that help facilitate our dreams
“The lens to inform and evaluate our decisions to stay true to who we are”
Living Beyond Ourselves
We take ownership in what God is doing rather than personal entitlement. The health of our church body, emerging generations and those yet to come, are valued over our individual preferences and comfort levels. We choose to be contributors rather than consumers.
Progressive Approach In Ministry
We choose to be relevant to our culture and community; using current concepts to reach emerging generations. We won’t be afraid of change even when it disrupts our current state of comfort.
Sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s Leading
We choose to be prayerful and flexible in all our decision-making. We choose to allow the Holy Spirit to guide us.
We’re dreaming a God sized dream!
A church growing exponentially! A thriving, prayer-filled, multicultural church known as a centre for excellent worship with the supernatural move of God over multiple services.
We dream of a highly engaged, multi-generational church with children embraced and equipped in the present.
We’re dreaming of a hub for ministry training for the next generation, a centre to meet community needs, and a sending church to equip people for missions and church planting.
We believe this is God’s dream for us!
POSITIONING FOR REVIVAL
BELIEVING FOR GROWTH
To baptize 25 people in 2017, 28 in 2018, 39 in 2019, 54 in 2020, 76 in 2021 and 107 in 2022.
To achieve greater than 50% of our growth through new disciples
To grow Sunday attendance by 40% year to year
To continually have 50% of all leaders under 40
By AGM 2018, review and refine our governance, by-laws and policies to ensure clarity of roles, proper alignment of responsibilities, and compliance with regulatory requirements
By March 2022, create multiple weekly corporate services totalling an average of 1000 attendees with 75% participating in Community Groups.
To grow our mission influence with a 50% increase in our contribution (finances, training and people) to unreached people groups (people who live in areas with 2% or less Evangelical Christians) by March 2022.
By March 2022, to be experienced as a vibrant, welcoming, fun-loving, multi-cultural gathering place.
To annually evaluate our public ministries by three excellence goals to increase our relevance to young families, youth and young adults.
* Our Statement of Faith is available at www.sonrise.ca *