Centerpoint Strategic Initiatives
God has consistently provided his people with strategic direction to expand His kingdom. In Acts 1:8 Jesus launches the church on mission with initiatives to reach Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth. As we begin our next 40 years, we believe God is empowering and sending us to expand His kingdom into our own Jerusalem and beyond with three strategic initiatives - each with the aim of church planting. We endeavor by the grace of God to establish and advance the following within the next 3-5 years.
Missional Family Groups (MFG)
A Missional Family is a small group centered on working together to grow up in Christ and gather others into His kingdom. Focus is on partnering to love and lead the lost to Christ. These groups may be “targeted” such as serving families through Crisis Pregnancy Center or may be “organic” reaching out through existing relationships within the group. We are currently launching one targeted MFG and endeavor to launch three more groups within the next three years. It is our desire that such groups form communities that develop into new churches.
South Norfolk Church Plant
The MFG model will be implemented in South Norfolk to plant a church. Mike Ramer, Centerpoint member and Urban Discovery Ministry missionary, will spearhead this initiative. Mike has participated in an existing MFG and is being mentored by elder Toby Debause to establish one in South Norfolk, where Mike lives. The goal is to see an initial MFG multiply and form a new church within the next three years.
Serve The City Kosovo
Centerpoint has sent two teams to Pristina, Kosovo the past two years to establish Serve The City (STC) there. STC provides practical help for local communities to create gospel-sharing opportunities. Partnering with Impact Pristina (a church plant,) and the 15:20 Coalition we endeavor to leverage STC to strengthen and multiply churches within Kosovo.