Our Vision Statement

To invite with open arms, the seeking, the displaced, and the unchurched to grow in a personal faith relationship with Jesus Christ and so become a new creation in Him through participation in distinctive contemporary worship and diverse small group ministries.

The vision is a sharpened and more focused statement of what we believe God is specifically calling New Creation Lutheran Church, Ottawa, Ohio to be about.  In other words, the Vision Statement expresses the unique highlights of God’s call upon us.  We want to be exceptional in our invitation to others to be part of New Creation (even expressed as having open arms).  We want to be acutely sensitive to those in need among our communities (the seeking, displaced and those without a faith community to call home). We want to emphasize the fact that we are not a stand still congregation, but one that is intentional about a faith that is alive and on the move (growing).  Critical to who we are and the faith we express is that we acknowledge whole-heartedly that God desires to be in relationship with us and the means of that relationship is His Son, Jesus Christ (a personal faith relationship with Jesus Christ) is what we would highlight in our community.  Again, we speak about what it is that God brings about in us as we come to know Jesus (become a new creation).  Finally, we believe that God has equipped us with two unique points of entry and vehicles for that transforming work in our lives that we are deeply and passionately committed to being involved in and supporting (distinctive contemporary worship and diverse small group ministries).

Finally, we get down to “brass tacks!”  Below is our ACTIVE FAITH acronym which describes in detail what shapes our commitment to Christ and His Church.  Our ACTIVE FAITH breaks down what a faith in Christ and a commitment to the mission and ministry of New Creation Lutheran Church looks like!

 

A………………………………………………………………… Attend Worship Regularly

C…………………………………………………………………… Communion Celebration

T………………………………………………….. Telling Others of Christ In Your Life

I……………………………………………………………………. Invite Friends to Worship

V…………………………………………………………. Volunteer Your Time & Talents

E………………………………………. Encourage Growing as a Disciple of Christ

F…………………………………………………………………….. Fervent Prayer a Priority

A……………………………………………………… Affirmation of Your Spiritual Gifts

I…………………………………………………… Investment in the Mission (Support)

T…………………………………………………………. Take Part in Covenant Renewal

H……………………………………………………………….Honor God In Your Daily Life