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ADAM
  • A city that feels different the second you arrive...AND I, see...

  • A single church made of many parts working together (APEST & organizationally) with all of equal importance...AND I, see...

  • A way for every Christian leader to know who else is laboring in our city and on what...AND I, see...

  • Our city leveraging (and establishing) national best practices...AND I, see...

  • 20% of the churches committed to doing their community projects together...AND I, see...

  • Regular, joint, mass events that provide inspiration, unity, and equipping for the city church at large...AND I, see... 

  • New church plants taking over historic closures...AND I, see... 

  • The three spheres of the church seamlessly integrated...AND I, see... 

  • Governmental pull and enablement for solutions...AND I, see...

  • Publishing body for resources, statements, etc...AND I, see...

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KEVIN
  • I see a unified and prayerfully empowered church of Columbus, and

  • I see unhindered opportunity and shared equity among all believers, and

  • I see a healthy cooperative network of authentic relationships, and

  • I see the church being an irresistible influence in redeeming the city, and

  • I see a storehouse of 100 million dollars leveraged and stewarded well for kingdom purposes, and

  • I see structurally and functionally collaborative congregations and ministries, and

  • I see the For Columbus movement as a national leader in city reaching, and

  • I see a strong knowledge, resource, and communications base for meeting ongoing challenges in the city, and

  • I see a place for every leader to serve no matter the stage of life and ministry, and

  • I see formerly impoverished neighborhoods as empowerment centers serving the city, and

  • I see increased humility and availability among key leaders

  • I see an impactful and faithful team catalyzing and stewarding the movement

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GERALD
  • I see unified prayer and worship,

  • and I see collaboration among churches, non-profits, businesses,

  • and I see economic development in the inner city,

  • and I see churches being planted,

  • and I see mass evangelism,

  • and I see restoration in our schools,

  • and I see restoration in families,

  • and I see discipleship,

  • and I see creative solutions to the problems in our community,

  • and I see healing and deliverance,

  • and I see hybrid Church models,

  • and I see influence in the government,

  • and I see stronger and deeper relationships between leaders,

  • and I see social enterprises being started,

  • and I see organizations, churches, businesses sharing resources,

  • and I see new churches being planted, new businesses (social enterprises) being started, new non-profit organizations emerging

  • and I see apostolic hubs/micro cities in the community,

  • and I see the gospel changing the culture of the city,

  • and I see us reaching immigrants and other marginalized people groups,

  • and I see justice in our streets, criminal justice system, local government, for the poor, oppressed, unborn, orphan and widow

  • and I see denominational strongholds broken,

  • and I see the youth, the younger generation on fire for Jesus,

  • and I see other cities learning from what we are doing,

  • and I see joy, peace, righteousness marking our city in a powerful way

  • and I see Jesus being loved and glorified in our city!

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NICK
  • I see pastors & leaders convictionally obsessed with the good news of Jesus Christl affecting all areas of life, and

  • I see thousands of people experiencing personal conversion to Jesus, and

  • I see churches planting (funding, giving leaders, caring) churches locally, and

  • I see micro-networks of churches working deeply together, and

  • I see heathy biblical preaching (as opposed to self-help, prosperity, and motivational), and

  • I see every single international person being first welcomed by Christians and the gospel being shared, and

  • I see men/Fathers stewarding a role of serving their families, and

  • I see Christian marketplace leaders leading in best business practices and stewardship of talent, time, and treasure, and

  • I see churches investing more money into poor neighborhoods with biblically-wise renewal initiatives, and

  • I see biblically intelligent answers being given to our current cultural age, and

  • I see college students empowered and leading in the church, and

  • I see technology developed to measure and mobilize the church, and 

  • I see black and white churches engaging in friendship and mission together, and

  • I see 24/7 prayer happening in all the regions of columbus, and

  • I see parachurch and church leaders passionately working together to fulfill needed work for the city, and

  • I see Columbus’ leading creatives coming out of the church to make beautiful art: film, visual art, music, and gallery spaces, and

  • I see a collaboration space (offices/gatherings) for incubating ministries, and 

  • I see dying churches pass on their legacies by investing their real estate into new gospel-works, and

  • I see Somali immigrants saved and spreading Jesus throughout their people, and 

  • I see a unifying mercy ministry to collaborate efforts and build church partnerships, and

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JEAN-PAUL
  • I see the Church of Columbus growing up and maturity where we begin to celebrate each other over competition.  

  • I see the Church of Columbus coming together under the banner of Jesus, by territorial, racial and denominational modeling Oneness and unity as one Church serving together toward a multi-generational move of God in the city of Columbus transforming all aspects of our city-- spiritual and social transformation, sphere by sphere, neighborhood by neighborhood.  

  • I see For Columbus being a catalyst to help the Church of Columbus regain its biblical mandate vis-a-vis with evangelism and discipleship.

  • I see a greater theological understanding of the role of the Church, parachurch and the marketplace community working together for a greater kingdom realization. 

  • I see our brothers and sisters within the marketplace community discovering their identity in Christ and biblical calling and therefore being missional at work in order to serve and reach their peers for Christ. 

  • I see a city data metric dashboard being established to assess 'The health of the city' for an ongoing sustainable, holistic, and thriving of our city. 

  • I see a leadership incubator established to equip the next generation in the ongoing city gospel movement.

  • I see a CDC that provides covering to the Christian non-profit community for infrastructure and sound accounting practices for efficiency. 

  • I see MIF being a partner to equip the Church of Columbus to train and equip every believer for the work of ministry

  • I see a genuine 'reconciliation' between the African American and the Caucasian community…

  • I see the co-mission funds being available to serve and support major spiritual and social economic and supporting new initiatives

  •  I see pockets/networks of pastors gathering to connect, communicate as we advance the Gospel together as co-laborers.

  • I see the For Columbus movement being a 'light and beacon' for us to celebrate and share with other cities the grace of God as we model oneness

  •  I see elevate group becoming more connected with each other, learning and sharing best practices and collaborating together to further reach the city. 

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CHRIS
  • Columbus being recognized and celebrated as a premier example of redemptive, reconciliatory and transformative ministry & marketplace partnerships.

  • The Catalyst Group being nationally recognized as leaders in developing transformative city ministries and practices.

  • Shared elder/board leadership... in partnership churches creating space in their senior leadership for outside advisors... could this also be reflected in other forms of ministry and marketplace?

  • Collaborative “Gospel Hubs” strategically spread around the 270 outerbelt... 1. Worship, 2. Celebration Hall, 3. Institute, 4. COHatch... and 5. Good Coffee... in some contexts, heavier lean towards expression of a community center... likely needs permanent subsidization by other facilities in the region/network.

  • Multiple networked community transformation projects (land and real estate acquisitions, gardens, tiny houses, after-school programming etc)... churches coming together to come alongside a city ministry (like J. Jireh)

  • Missional Institute... 3 major tacks: 1. Church Leadership, 2. Marketplace Leadership, 3. Justice Leadership & Pioneering

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URSULA
  • I see strong families and

  • I see a return to the fear of the Lord and conviction of the Holy Spirit and

  • I see a move of the Holy Spirit and

  • I see radical generosity and

  • I see flourishing peace (economic, social, cultural etc.) and

  • I see racial justice and

  • I see awakening and

  • I see every school adopted by a church and

  • I see 24/7 prayer covering our city and

  • I see Kingdom entrepreneurship centers and

  • I see forgiveness and healing between AA and white churches and

  • I see communication and widespread connection across the marketplace, parachurch and congregational sectors of the body of Christ in Columbus and I see...

 
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SHALOM

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  • SPIRIT-LED

  • FLOURISHING PEACE

  • GOSPEL MOVEMENT

  • A city that feels different the second you arrive…

  • Regular, joint, mass events that provide inspiration, unity, equipping for the city church at large…

  • the church being an irresistible influence in redeeming the city,

  • the Church of Columbus coming together under the banner of Jesus, by territorial, racial denominational modeling Oneness unity as one Church serving together toward a multi-generational move of God in the city of Columbus transforming all aspects of our city-- spiritual social transformation, sphere by sphere, neighborhood by neighborhood.  

  • the For Columbus movement being a 'light beacon' for us to celebrate share with other cities the grace of God as we model oneness

  • a return to the fear of the Lord conviction of the Holy Spirit

  • a move of the Holy Spirit

  • flourishing peace (economic, social, cultural etc.)

  • awakening

  • the gospel changing the culture of the city,

  • joy, peace, righteousness marking our city in a powerful way

  • Jesus being loved glorified in our city!

  • thousands of people experiencing personal conversion to Jesus,

SERVICE

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  • CITY-WIDE UNITY

  • COMMUNICATION

  • COLLABORATION

  • Asingle church made of many parts working together (APEST & organizationally) with all of equal importance…

  • The three spheres of the church seamlessly integrated... 

  • structurally functionally collaborative congregations ministries,

  • a place for every leader to serve no matter the stage of life ministry,

  • unhindered opportunity shared equity among all believers,

  • a healthy cooperative network of authentic relationships

  •  pockets/networks of pastors gathering to connect, communicate as we advance the Gospel together as co-laborers.

  •  elevate group becoming more connected with each other, learning sharing best practices collaborating together to further reach the city. 

  • communication widespread connection across the marketplace, parachurch congregational sectors of the body of Christ in Columbus I see...

  • collaboration among churches, non-profits, businesses,

SUPPORT

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  • FORTIFY, EQUIP

  • DISCIPLESHIP

  • GOSPEL-CENTERED

  • Publishing body for resources, statements, etc 
    a strong knowledge, resource, communications base for meeting ongoing challenges in the city,
    a greater theological understanding of the role of the Church, parachurch the marketplace community working together for a greater kingdom realization. 
    our brothers sisters within the marketplace community discovering their identity in Christ biblical calling therefore being missional at work in order to serve reach their peers for Christ. 
    a leadership incubator established to equip the next generation in the ongoing city gospel movement.
    MIF being a partner to equip the Church of Columbus to train equip every believer for the work of ministry
    Missional Institute... 3 major tacks: 1. Church Leadership, 2. Marketplace Leadership, 3. Justice Leadership & Pioneering
    discipleship,
    heathy biblical preaching (as opposed to self-help, prosperity, motivational),
    biblically intelligent answers being given to our current cultural age,