Our Mission is our purpose (the reason we exist), which is to be and make disciples. Our hope is that everyone at Cedar Ridge will engage in the process of actively following Jesus and help others do the same.
Our Vision is what we dare to imagine our future could be like if we passionately and seriously pursue our mission of following Jesus together as his disciples.
Our Strategy is how we will go about pursuing our vision. We see three core ways in which we will do this:
- Growth: growing in our understanding and experience of God (how we relate to God)
- Community: developing enriching relationships with one another (how we relate to one another)
- Servanthood: serving and caring for the world around us (how we relate to the world)
At Cedar Ridge we are all invited to ask three simple questions:
- Am I engaged in a process that is helping me grow spiritually?
- Am I connected to others in meaningful, life-giving relationships?
- Am I serving others?
Being part of Cedar Ridge means making progress in these three areas, each at our own speed, each in our own unique way.
What kinds of things do we want to do?
- We want to create an inviting culture of discipleship that permeates all we do; where people can get practical help and support on their journey of transformation; where people can grow and become healthier in every way.
- We want to devote our property to our vision. We want to intentionally develop this incredible resource so that it can be used to serve the world in life changing ways. We want it to be a haven of environmental health and a place of refuge for people in need.
- We want to develop and nurture an abundance of disciple-making communities all over this metropolitan area; small communities of people who care for one another, help each other grow and reach out to others.
- We want to be catalysts of change where we live, in our neighborhoods and workplaces. We want to be citizens who make life better for others, who serve by leading creative initiatives to make the world in which we live a better place, without seeking credit for ourselves or our church.
- We want to start a long term sustainable project in a developing country where we partner with local people, develop mutually enriching relationships and empower the poor. We want this to be a project in which we can all participate in some way, where many of us can visit and whose people have a consistent visible presence in our church life.
- We want to develop a ministry area specifically focused on helping people with emotional, psychological and developmental struggles. We want be a place of healing and recovery where we can offer rest, support and hope to even the most despairing.
- We want to pursue diversity where people from all kinds of different cultures and backgrounds can come together and enjoy life together offering love and peace to our fractured and divided culture.