The mission of Windborne Church is to foster the creation and development of servants of Jesus. A servant of Jesus is someone who loves God more than anything, who loves his fellow believer without reservation, who loves his or her neighbor sacrificially, and who fosters the creation and development of other servants of Jesus.
Our values describe how we will go about pursuing our mission of making fully devoted followers of Jesus.
The Presence of God: It is the essential element of everything that happens in and through this church. Jesus said that apart from his presence in our lives we can do nothing. With him we can do everything. God’s presence breathes life and laughter into our souls. His presence guides us, empowers us, comforts us and heals us. The primary way we demonstrate this value is through prayer and bold action. To not pray is to believe we can do it on our own. Prayer moves us beyond self-reliance, self-sufficiency, and pride. Bold action believes that while we cannot do this on our own, we can do the impossible because God is with us.
Relationships: We value relationships characterized by transparency, health and love. We see relationships to be more important than accomplishments or things. We desire to be people who love each other and love our neighbors with authenticity and passion. This is why we emphasize missional communities. MCs are groups of 30 – 50 people, that are small enough to care for the members of the group and large enough to dare to make a difference in the world. If we are to be authentic followers of Jesus, love is to be the one thing we do well.
Generous Service: To be a disciple of Jesus is to lay down your life, take up your cross, and follow Jesus. The most visible evidence of following Jesus is the sacrificial love of our neighbors. The church does not exist for us. We are the church and we exist for the glory of God and the benefit of the world. We will lead the way in Athens with irrational generosity. We truly believe it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Servant Leadership: We don’t recruit volunteers; we release leaders. Volunteers do good things but leaders change the world. Leadership in the church is always servant leadership; leadership that takes the initiative for the benefit of others; leadership that empowers. We will rigorously develop leaders and let them lead. It will mean that we will make more mistakes. But it also means we will have a far greater impact.
Impact: We believe that God desires fruit. Results. We will therefore measure for results and adjust our ministries so that we make the maximum difference and lives are changed to be more like Jesus.