Space Coast Assembly of God Mission and Vision
Mission Statement: “Pursuing God’s Presence and Purposes"
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim
good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the
prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to
proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." (Luke 4:18-19 NIV)
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."
(1 Corinthians 12:27 NIV)
“. . . Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.”
(Ephesians 5:23b, NIV)
“As God's co-workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain.”
(2 Corinthians 6:1 NIV)
The Bible uses the analogy of the head and the body to represent the
relationship between Jesus and the true Church, the corporate reality of those
who walk in relationship with Him. A body only functions properly to fulfill
its purpose as it follows the direction and intentions of the head.
As a local expression of the Body of Christ in our community, God has called
us to be co-workers with Jesus in the fulfillment of His mission as stated in
His mission is our mission!
The purpose of Space Coast Assembly of God is to apply the specific aspects
of Jesus’ mission. Our vision goes upward (our relationship with God),
outward (our relationship with our community), and inward (relationships
within our church).
· Making the presence of God our central focus and highest goal,
expressed practically and passionately in our worship. Where the
presence of God is, there is fullness of joy (Psalms 16:11) and freedom
from all that binds (2 Corinthians 3:17).
· Approaching every service as a strategic opportunity to corporately
encounter God, desiring the Holy Spirit to move and direct according
to His will and purposes.
· Continually seeking and relying upon the enabling power of the Holy
Spirit, which is the only means by which we can successfully join Jesus
in the fulfillment of His mission.
· Understanding that anointing is biblically used to illustrate the reality
of being set apart for God’s purposes, we submit to the working of the
Holy Spirit in our lives, relying upon His power by which we are
enabled to live in a way that is pleasing to God (Hebrews 11:6,
Galatians 5:16-26, Romans 8:1-14).
Outward and Inward—“To proclaim good news to the poor. . . to proclaim
freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the
oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
* To show the love of God to those in our community by obeying
the direction of the Holy Spirit in applying strategies that truly
address their spiritual and physical needs.
* In response to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), to
facilitate local evangelism by presenting the unchanging Gospel
to the people of our community through relevant events and
targeted outreaches, inviting them to trust in what Jesus did for
them on the cross as the only means by which they can have a
personal relationship with God and walk in the reality of eternal
life (John 3:16, 14:6, and 17:3).
* To answer the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) by
supporting missions around the world both prayerfully and
financially, as well as participating in missions trips according to
God’s timing, provision, and purposes.
* To facilitate the fulfillment of God’s purposes in and through
our fellowship by the application of the teaching and preaching
of clear, biblically accurate doctrine, relevantly applied by the
Holy Spirit to the situations of daily life.
* To implement effective methods of visitor follow-up, providing
the means by which visitors can go beyond attendance and
connect within our fellowship on a relational level.
* To implement effective discipleship strategies by which new
believers are given the biblical tools by which they grow and
mature in their relationships with God.
* To follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in applying the ministry
gifts for the strengthening, maturing, and unifying of our
fellowship as part of the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16).
* To provide practical means by which each believer in our
fellowship can identify the gifts and aptitudes that God has
given to him or her and apply those given talents in ministry
areas in which the given believer can join God in what He is
doing in such a time as this.
* To continually follow the leading of the Holy Spirit concerning
how we can expand our ministries to target the various ages and
social groups represented within our fellowship, minimizing the
possibility of anyone “falling through the cracks.”
* To practically teach the reality of the baptism in the Holy Spirit
and the gifts of the Spirit, encouraging every believer to seek the
baptism in the Holy Spirit and to encourage the increased
operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
* To apply the model of the early Church in Acts 2:42-47 by
providing a variety of opportunities for fellowship for the
further development of relationships within the fellowship
whereby we increasingly demonstrate the love for each other
that identifies us as Jesus’ disciples (John 13:35).
* To demonstrate integrity, accountability, and effective
stewardship in every area of the finances of our fellowship.