Our Wildest Dreams
VISION - SERVE GOD | SERVE ALL | INSPIRE OTHERS
WHY HAVE WE PLANTED servecity? for a < H-O-S-T > of Reasons:
H-ARVEST - In the Greater Toronto Area there are approximately 6 million people and about 50% of them do not profess Christianity (roughly 3,000,000 people). Consequently, although there are already hundreds of churches throughout the GTA, the sobering statistics remind us that there is still much work to be done. Hypothetically speaking, if all the congregations that already exist became "mega churches" (which, realistically, will never happen) there would still be millions who are yet to encounter Jesus; hence the need for more churches to be planted. The local church is God's "Plan A;" it's the most powerful vehicle for evangelism on the earth.
ServeCity Church dreams of being a movement that pioneers many fresh, life-giving congregations throughout our city and the nations of the world, inspiring and empowering other ministries to do likewise. Through this desire, we can help reach the millions in our city and around the globe who have never experienced Jesus and His earthshattering love.
O-RGANIC - God is doing amazing things all around the world and the Greater Toronto Area is absolutely no exception. Our city is known for the Raptors, Drake and Caribana, but, we're not really on the map for God's Kingdom... yet! We're crazy enough to believe that Jesus desires to do something organic in our midst, something that originates here in our city, that will not only impact those in Canada, but also impact the nations of the world. ServeCity dreams of being a part of the church that God is building, which will put the GTA on the map because Jesus is famous here!
S-TRATEGIC MISSION - Toronto is widely known for being a "mosaic" of beautiful cultures. In fact, statistics show that almost 50% of the population is foreign-born; natives of countries outside of Canada. Therefore, we believe that our city is one of the most- if not the most- strategic places on the planet to reach the nations of the world. The call to make disciples of every tribe and tongue has the potential to be fulfilled in a big way in this context. ServeCity Church dreams of unbiasedly demonstrating the love of Jesus to everyone in our sphere of influence.
T-RANSFORMATION - Our biggest motivation for planting ServeCity Church in the Greater Toronto Area is to see lives eternally transformed by Jesus through the power of His love. There is no other message that can eternally shift the trajectory of a person's life, from gloom to glory, like the good news about Jesus. ServeCity Church dreams of being a force through which the Holy Spirit positively impacts the inhabitants of our city and the nations of the world, and shapes the generations hereafter.
"And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:35-38)
"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, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19, 20)
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)
"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:5-11)