At Christ Church Mansfield, we are just as focused on having a gospel-shaped culture, as we are preaching a gospel-centered message; where the gospel is "caught", not just "taught". These are the values that help us cultivate such a culture.
Generous & Ordinary Hospitality
“Party” people into the kingdom of God & open our lives (homes, schedules, resources) toward others. We give to others because we have been given so much, lavishly, and immeasurably by God (cf. Luke 15; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Ephesians 1-2). We open ourselves up to others, sharing our time, talent, and treasures, because God the Father, opened Himself up to us by sending His Son to pursue us to the point of death on the cross (cf. John 17; Philippians 2).
Multi-Generational and Trans-cultural Witness
Seek to be a community that defies age, ethnic, and socio-economic categories by our love & respect for others. The kingdom of God is not a commodity of any one nation, tongue, tribe, or people; but is a community of people from every nation, tongue, tribe, and people, (cf. Galatians). The heavenly picture at the end of the age is one of the nations streaming into the renewed city of God, bringing their unique gifts to give glory to God for eternity, (cf. Revelation 5). We are currently citizens of a heavenly city (cf. Philippians), members of a new covenant community (cf. Hebrews), and a new household of faith (cf. Galatians).
Creatively Holistic Renewal
All-of-life transformed by God’s grace & Christ’s Lordship for the good of others (Marriage, Parenting, Vocation, Arts). Grace changes and restores nature, because Jesus is redeeming “all things to himself,” (Colossians 1:15-20; Romans 8). God has always called His people to partner with Him in His work of redeeming, restoring, and renewing all nouns – all peoples, all places and all things, (cf. Genesis 12; Jeremiah 26; Jonah 4; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; Revelation 21-22).
Church Planting Church/Always & Onward Mentality
God’s glory spreads through His disciples being & making disciples of others. Our goal is to saturate the world with men, women, and children who love, trust and follow the Lord the Jesus Christ, until He returns (“Always”), and constantly moving out from where we are in any given place (“Onward”) (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).