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Vision 2025

God longs to renew Jacksonville by the gospel of Jesus Christ through his church. He is renewing our city and invites us to partner with Him. Renewal happens as gospel-centered communities move into every neighborhood in Jacksonville, living lives that express the gospel of mercy, justice, friendship, hope, and joy. With this hope we are launching a ten-year vision for Christ Church East that is centered on three initiatives: multiplying teams, equipping leaders, and cultivating a generation. We need to multiply churches and community groups into new neighborhoods. We need to equip leaders to make disciples and shepherd people in these groups. And, recognizing that this vision extends beyond 10 years, we need to cultivate a generation to continue this gospel movement. To see this vision become a reality, by 2025, we seek to:

Multiply Teams

  • Plant 3 churches out of Christ Church East
  • Plant at least 45 new community groups in new neighborhoods

Equip Leaders

  • Train and equip at least 200 people through the annual Christ Church East Fellowship program, producing community group leaders, ministry leaders, elders, deacons, church planters, and city leaders. This “farm system” will empower Christ Church East to equip leaders from within.
  • Train, equip, and mobilize 100 community group leaders
  • Identify, train, equip, install, and ordain 15-20 new ruling elders
  • Identify, train, equip, install, and ordain 15-20 new deacons
  • Recruit, train, and deploy 3 church planters to lead new congregations
  • Recruit, train, and deploy worship and children’s directors to serve in these new congregations

Cultivate a Generation

  • Partner with college ministries to:
    • Evangelize, disciple, and send hundreds of college students into the world as laborers in the harvest field.
  • Establish a strong and fruitful ministry to junior and senior high youth that both equips and empowers the rising generation to be faithful ambassadors of Christ and reaches non-believing students for Christ in schools surrounding our congregations.
  • Train hundreds of parents to nurture their children towards Jesus through an effective, fruitful, and reproducible plan that equips parents to be the principal disciplers of their children.