Our Vision

A cell-based, multi-ethnic church committed to impacting the world

with the reconciling gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision and Mission Statement

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Luke 4:18

Four Core Values

Passion for God

Love Your Neighbors

Personal Renewal

United for Missions

How did our vision come to be?

This vision was formed over the last ten years of our church’s development through prayer, reflection on God’s calling, his revealed truth and also through testing and our experiences of God’s leading. It is biblical. It fits with our current mission in our context, and provides a future purpose for our church’s mission.

What is a cell church?

Cell church is a church where the body of Christ is linked together in cells or groups that are organized according to their ages, zip codes, interests, backgrounds, languages etc. Within such groups, believers are connected with the five fold mission of the church: worship, discipleship, fellowship, service, and witnessing. Cell groups are the building blocks of our church. All churches experiencing revival are organized more or less according to this model and serve as the foundation for continued growth of the church. What’s more, it is also a very biblical model for the church. When the first church was formed, the believers worshipped at the temple (church) and in their homes (cell groups). At that time, many churches simply met in believer’s houses.

What is a multi-ethnic church?

A multi-ethnic church embodies the nature of church and the mission of the church. We believe that a church should reflect its community. We believe that in Christ, there is neither Jew or Greek, slave nor free, male nor female (Gal. 3:28). This unity in diversity is a testimony to the world of who we are in Christ and what we believe in Christ. That has been the nature of Church since the first century. Church is also the basis for our missions to the world. We begin doing missions right here in our community and accumulate experiences working with and among other people groups so that when we identify countries and people groups for foreign missions we already would have developed some connections and had experiences reaching out to them.

Multi-ethnic (multicultural/international) church is a basic and broad concept, which allows various mode of operation and organization. Today, multicultural churches are becoming a necessary form of church in places where diverse cultural and ethnic communities are present, such as in all major cities and urban areas of the world today. However, each church adopts this principle in differently. Some have several different language congregations within one church; some use one common language but welcome all ethnic groups who that language. The situation with our church is that, most of our Chinese Christians are first generation immigrants. So for us to develop a multiethnic church, we need to adopt the first model, that is, to have at least two congregations, one Chinese, and one, English. We may add other language congregations as we develop. Though there are two or more congregations, we are still one church. We share the same vision, same facility and everything else. The leaders are of one team. But in terms of close fellowship, we are still most closely connected within the cell group we belong to. This is how homogeneity and heterogeneity coexist in one church.