Followers of Jesus are known for their kindness, generosity and service to others. Jesus moved and traveled from place to place revealing the nature of the Kingdom of God to and with people. His infrastructure was his life and his passion was to give it away to all who had ears to hear and eyes to see.
Jesus did not come to earth in the incarnation to "hang out." He is on a mission. His mission was then and still is now a passionate pursuit of all of his missing children to draw them back into a real relationship with himself. In the Garden of Eden, after the fall of man, this movement began. Genesis 3:9 frames this movement with this question, "Adam, where are you?" This is a question of relational longing. God misses us. All of salvation history is the story of God passionately pursuing us with his reckless love. This was the mission of Jesus and he has passed this mission on to his Church.
We exist to make ordinary attempts to communicate an extraordinary love. The Vineyard DeKalb Church is about mission because people matter. Eugene Peterson puts it remarkably in The Message in John 1:14:
The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son. Generous inside and out, true from the start to finish.
Our desire is to make a difference in our neighborhoods, too. Won't you join us in this mission?
Ordinary people changing the world one life at a time.