What is a “vision”?
Our vision tells us what we want to be in the future. It is a picture of the type of community and the type of people we want to become. It is what we would want to find if we jumped into a time-machine and came out and looked at Redeemer in five or ten years’ time.
Our Vision Statement
To be a community that Jesus is using to transform Delft, its surroundings and the world.
This is a big God-size vision, if it was up to us we would have no chance of seeing this come to be, but we believe in a God who has called us to have faith that nothing is impossible for him (Luke 18:27).
To be a community
The world used for “church” in the original Greek in the New Testament means something closer to an assembly; i.e. a gathering of people. The life we see portrayed in the New Testament is a group of people who know and love each other (Acts 2:42-47). We believe that God brings people together into spiritual families to accomplish his purposes in us and through us.
Jesus is using
Jesus is the one building his church (Matthew 16:18) and the Bible teaches that unless God is in something it is pointless to even try (Psalm 127:1). We want to be used by Jesus to build his kingdom and not the kingdom of Redeemer Delft!
The message that we have is life-changing for those that accept it and if more people in Delft come to be saved by Jesus through our church community then Delft will be transformed – it cannot not be! The Good News is that powerful (Romans 1:16).
Surroundings and the world
It does not stop with Delft. We have people from all over the world in Delft and in our church. We are a transient community: people come, they meet with God and then they go again. You could view this as a bad thing, but we want to embrace it as a gift of God. This was God’s design for the Church from the beginning that it would move out from where it is (Acts 1:8).