Purposes of Open Heaven
Behind Open Heavenís mission statement for Ďmaking 21st Century disciplesí lie three core purposes that the whole church community are working to fulfil.
Creating relevant expressions of church - to encounter and respond to Christ.
Our purpose is to make it as easy as possible for people to meet God. That our gatherings reflect Godís agenda more than our preferences and we serve a higher goal Ė the glory of God.
Creating discipleship pathways - leading to maturity and Christ-likeness.
Our purpose is that Christ becomes more and more at home in our hearts. That through the ups and downs of life we never stop growing in our faith, our gifts and our character - we become more like Jesus.
Raising up leaders - to serve Christís purpose in building His Church and extending His Kingdom.
Our purpose is to equip people to play their part in Christís global cause. That the church would continue to grow and prevail and will invade society with Godís love and justice Ė bringing heaven to earth!