We are so excited to be on the Next Steps process together at My City Church! Next Steps is all about the basics of who My City Church is, the culture we’re creating, helping people find their gifts and then empowering everyone to use those gifts to serve God!
Next Steps | Step One: Engage
This class is a basic introduction to our church family. Since we have members from many different church and cultural backgrounds, this class was designed to clearly explain who we are and what we believe.
The basis for this class is pulled from Ephesians 2:19 “…You are a member of God’s very own family… and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian.”
There are 3 key truths that are revealed through this class:
- The church is a family.
- God expects you to be a member of a church family.
- A Christian without a church family is an orphan.
The goal of this class is that we will commit ourselves to membership and to the My City Church vision. Our Purpose is found in 1 Corinthians 1:10 “Let there be real harmony among you so there won’t be any splits in the church. I plead with you to be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.”
My City Church exists to lift up Jesus in our city by loving people and empowering leaders in every sphere of life. The mission of My City Church is the primary focus of every ministry in the church. When the mission is lived out, we will walk in the vision God has given us. The vision of My City Church is to build a large, Christ-centered, Bible-based Church that influences cities toward Christ.
Crews are a huge part of connecting our communities together. It’s the perfect place to integrate church life with family life and work life. Crews are gatherings of 15-20 people that meet on the 2nd and 4th week of every month at restaurants all throughout the week and all throughout Omaha to talk about life and Jesus.
1 Timothy 4:16 says, “Watch your life and your doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
In essential beliefs we have unity, in nonessential beliefs we have liberty and in all of our beliefs we show love.
Our four essential beliefs are:
- The Bible is the Word of God.
- Jesus is the Son of God.
- You must be born again.
- Believers can be Spirit-filled and Spirit-led.
Our Core Values are:
1. United in Jesus
2. Inclusive in Nature
3. Faith filled in Confession
4. Passionate in Expression
5. Generous in Action
6. Excellent in Spirit
7. Leaders in Life
By understanding our values, beliefs, purpose as a church and as a community of people, we encourage that you would become a member of My City Church, join a Crew, complete Next Steps and serve on a team. In doing those things we all have to protect the unity of My City Church by acting in love toward each other, refusing to gossip and following the leaders put in place. We will share the responsibility of My City Church by praying for its growth, inviting people to attend and warmly welcoming those who visit.
We will serve the ministry of Church by being open to discover personal gifts and talents, allowing ourselves to be equipped to serve by the leaders and developing a servants heart. And lastly, we will support the testimony of Church by attending weekend services and Crews regularly, living a God honoring life and giving regularly.
LAUNCH TEAM - We are so excited about our next Launch Team Gathering, next Sunday, August 6th at 10AM! We'd love to see you on Sunday morning at My City Church as we dive into our Next Steps process, Step Two: Establish! If you're looking to commit to launching with us along with getting plugged into community and Teams, then come check this event out! We'd love to have you there! RSVP HERE!