Identity, Worship, and Purpose. Building out these foundational values will lead to a greater understanding of life, work, and what they mean for the marketplace Christian.
Always on Mission is the application of these three principles. It’s a reminder that being a Christian is a 24/7 gig that influences everything that we do, including and especially work.
Identity is the foundation of the entire program. We have to first remember who we are in Christ, and that here isn’t a plus or a minus to be given when it comes to our identity in Him. We have to remember that everything we do in life stems from who were are in Him. And we have to remember where we get all of this information from. This is the education section of the program where we teach/remind you what “this” is all about. This might sound like a “back to basics” for people already in the church, but it’s the most important part of the program (and of life). And we do go back to basics, but it all about what you build your house on.
Worship is the living out of your Identity. And no, it’s not limited to singing out praises and raising your palms in recognition of His power. While those are parts of Worship and we encourage them, we mean Worship in a much larger sense. We mean Worship as in what comes first in your life? What idols are you following? What are you putting above God? Most church-goers scoff at these questions in disgust, only to feel attacked later when we start pointing out what this actually looks like in everyday life. This is a hard, direct portion of the program where we start to dive into your daily habits and really dissect what is going on in your life, and your work. This is the equipping section where we give you the tools and resources to live out your faith.
Purpose is the combination of both Identity and Worship. This is where we dive into the things that people really want to talk about as a Marketplace Christian. Am I in the right position? What are my spiritual gifts? Am I putting them to good use? This is the employ section where we send you out into the world to make use of your Identity in Christ, by Worshipping Him daily and demonstrating your true Purpose. The most important thing in this section is asking the right questions. What vs Why: “What does He want me to do here?” vs “Why am I here?” Asking “What” questions, puts us into a missional mindset. Asking “Why” leads us down a never ending path of trying to answer that question, when we already know our Why is Him.