In 5 short days the Hilliard Community will have their first gathering at Life Community Church (4400 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard 43026) starting at 6:30pm. I am beyond excited to see how God is moving at Vista. We are seeing leaders press out in missional ways to be apart of this opportunity on the Gospels Edge, as others step in to fill the gaps. All while families will have the opportunity to worship in their community, given chances to invite their neighbors to our church!
As One Church in Multiple Locations living at the intersection of Jesus and real life – this is a step for all of us to be apart of. Pastor Brian’s blog post last week helps us narrow in ways we can support this movement.
- Pray – pray for those taking this step, pray for the community, pray for the leaders.
- Disciple – continue to pour into, train and release leaders for Hilliard.
- Step-up – as Hilliard leaders turn their focus to Hilliard, step into those spaces created by their absence. If you see a need, fill it.
- Repeat – as a missional church trying to live at the intersection of Jesus and real life, we’re always going to be in this mode of helping people establish a unique expression of the church in their community. THIS is the Great Commission! THIS is the church!
Hilliard, like Worthington and Dublin are just part of the greater Vista Community Church story. I pray that you will join us as we follow God’s lead into a new community. We are all in this Kingdom together! How will your family be apart of this mission? Will it be praying for the leaders? Stepping into spaces in the absences of leaders? Or will you be apart of the Hilliard Community pressing into where God is leading.