Our vision is to be a transformed family of missional disciples who exist for the glory of God and the good of the nations.
We are running a rescue mission within a yard of hell by proclaiming the gospel, planting members, training leaders and multiplying missionaries.
We Value Gospel Growth
We want to help people hear, understand, believe and apply the gospel to their lives because the gospel is the message of salvation and transformation; therefore it is of first importance in the life and work of the church. (Rom. 1:16-17; 1 Cor. 15:1-11)
Hastings, NE has a deep religious heritage of Lutheran, Presbyterian, Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal and non-denominational churches. Yet, 70% of of the people in Hastings are not engaged in a local church so we believe there is a great opportunity for many to hear, believe and grow in the gospel.
We Value Family Health
We want to establish a healthy church. The church is called to be a family that gathers regularly to serve and encourage one another through the relational and verbal proclamation of the gospel. (Acts 2:42-47; Heb. 10:23-25)
People in Hastings, NE are cultivating a sense of family in our community through the development of the downtown area, city parks for recreation and annual festivals for entertainment so there is an awesome opportunity for many people to join a church family.
We Value Mission Engagement
We want to help people become actively engaged in the mission of the local church because the church is the visible agent of God’s mission to redeem a diverse group of lost people by “running a rescue mission within a yard of hell” through the message of the gospel. (Matt. 16:18; Acts 1:8; 2:38-41; Rom. 10:13-15)
Hastings is a caring community where we love to invest in other people through various addictions recovery programs, a homeless person’s shelter and youth centers so there is a great opportunity to invest in the proclamation of the gospel relationally through our words and actions.