What’s the plan for Campus Bible Church?
Linking together to make a difference for Christ in our world.
The purpose of this church is to glorify God in carrying out the Great Commission and to build up believers in the Christian faith.
WHY DO WE EXIST?
We exist to equip men, women and children to be mature, healthy, reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ who are expanding their influence globally.
THE MASTER’S PLAN
God’s Objectives for Every Local Church. The Master Plan in our local church is to be the unique outworking of the Master’s Plan for every local church.
The Master's Plan for Campus Bible Church
- Bible-believing church that stands, without compromise, on the truths of the Word of God as our only true source of faith and practice (Acts 2:41-42; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 1 Thess. 2:13; Col. 1:25; 2 Tim. 2:15; 2 Tim. 4:1-4).
- Christ-centered church that is made up of born-again people who have trusted in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation and who choose to submit to Him as the ultimate authority in this church (Col. 1:18; Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 5:25; Heb. 12:2; Matt. 16:16,18).
- Discipling church where the people are actively involved in the process of helping each other become more like Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 3:18).
- Disciplining church that lovingly and humbly confronts sin in our midst and in the community (Eph. 5:11; 1 Pet. 4:17; Gal. 6:1; James 19; Matt.18:15-17).
- Diverse church where there truly exists a Spirit-led unity amidst a wonderful diversity of people, ethnicity, culture, giftedness, worship-style and ministry focus (cf. Acts 2; James 2:1, 8-9; Gal. 3:28).
- Efficient church where faithful stewards are making the best use of the time, talent and treasure He gives them (1 Cor. 4:2; 1 Cor. 14:40; Col. 4:5; 1 Tim. 3:5).
- Enthusiastic church where the people of God have a genuine excitement about what God has done, is doing, and will continue to do in our midst (Acts 2:43; Phil. 4:4-5; Eph. 5:29).
- Equipping church where His people can come and be trained to serve the Lord of Glory locally and globally (Eph. 4:11-13; 1 Cor. 14:12).
- Faithful church that believes Almighty God wants to do great things in us and through us (Heb. 11:1, 6; 2 Cor. 5:7; Jer. 33:3).
- Family church where every member of the family of God experiences the warmth of fellowship and the stimulation of growing with their brothers and sisters in Christ (Eph. 3:14-19).
- Fasting church that temporarily forgoes some of the necessities or pleasures of life in order to focus our attention on the Lord (2 Chr. 20:3; Dan. 9:3 Acts 13:2; Joel 1:14).
- Fellowshipping church where believers are developing significant relationships with other Christians outside of the corporate worship services (1 John 1:7; Acts 2:42; cf. one another verses).
- Fruitful church where there are visible and measurable results of our faithfulness and service to the Lord (John 15:7-8, 16).
- Gathered church where people meet regularly for study and worship (Heb. 10:24-25).
- Giving church where people give generously, cheerfully and sacrificially of their finances (2 Cor. 8:1-5; Mal. 3:10-12).
- Grace-oriented church where we strive to live by following the leading of the indwelling Holy Spirit and not by the external rules of man (Gal. 2:20-21; 5:1, 16,18, 25).
- Healing church where those who are hurting can come and find a place to be nurtured, fed, loved and restored (Matt. 11:28-30; 1 John 3:17-18).
- Healthy church where we labor diligently to encourage and teach people how to grow and become mature in Christ (Col. 1:28-29; Eph. 4:14-15).
- Heaven-bound church whose attitudes and actions are impacted by the truth that this earth is not our home (Heb. 12:23; Phil. 3:20; 1 Pet. 2:11; Col. 3:1-4).
- Historic church that appreciates and learns from the past as it moves into the future (1 Cor. 10:6; Heb. 12:1).
- Hospitable church that extends the love of Christ to friends and strangers alike (Rom. 12:13; Heb. 13:2).
- Imitable church that strives to have the qualities that will serve as an example to other churches (1 Cor. 11:1; 1 Thess. 1:6).
- Imitating church that emulates the passions of other Spirit-led churches and ministries (1 Thess. 1:6-7; 2:14).
- Innovative church where the leaders and the people are constantly looking for new ways to communicate the old gospel message (Col. 4:5).
- Loving church that places His value and worth on even the most unlovable with whom we come in contact (Jn. 13:35; 1 Thess. 4:9-10; Matt. 5:44-48).
- Multi-generational church where young and old learn from each other and demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation (Ps. 71:18; 78:4,6; 145:4; Titus 2:1-6).
- Obedient church where we acknowledge the lordship and authority of Jesus Christ and God’s Word in every area of our lives (Col. 1:18; Jn 14:15).
- Outreaching church with a passion to be involved in presenting the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a wide variety of ways (Matt. 28:19-20; Col. 4:5; 1 Thess. 1:8).
- Partnering church that is willing to share its resources to build up the universal, world-wide Church (2 Cor. 8:1-4; 1 Cor 16:1; 1 Thess 2:8; 2 Cor 11:28; Acts 15:41; 16:5).
- People-implemented church where every member is a minister and missionary using his or her spiritual gifts and talents to build up the Body of Christ and spread the gospel around the world (Eph. 4:11-16; 1 Thess. 1:3).
- Praying church that is actively engaged in prayer as privileged and intimate communication between our Heavenly Father and His children (Is. 56:7; Matt 6:5-13).
- Repentant church that humbly confesses and repents of our corporate and individual sin (James 5:16a; Neh. 1:5-7).
- Respectful church that obeys and appreciates its God-given leaders (Heb. 13:17; 1 Thess. 5:12-13).
- Resting church that encourages those times and seasons for waiting on the Lord (Ps. 37:7a).
- Role-defined church where the people understand and function in their clearly stated roles in God’s economy.
- Second-coming church that allows the truth of Christ’s soon return to motivate a godly life of love, obedience and service for the Lord (Titus 2:13-14; 1 Jn 3:2-3; Col 3:1-4).
- Sending church that willingly sends its best to serve the Lord around the world (Acts 1:8; 15:22; Lk 10:2).
- Shepherd-guided church that is led by a group of godly and mature “under-shepherds” who love, feed, protect and equip the flock that ultimately belongs to the Chief Shepherd (Acts 20:28; 1 Pet 5:1-4; Heb 13:17).
- Spirit-led church that moves out in God’s power and not our own (Acts 1:8; 2 Tim 1:7; Rom 1:13; Acts 16:7; 1 Thess 1:5).
- Steadfast church that endures life’s tribulations and trials with our eyes fixed on Jesus. (Heb 12:1-2; 2 Tim 2:3; Rom 12:12).
- Suffering church that understands that serving the Lord in the world often results in persecution (Jn 15:18-19; 2 Tim 3:12; 1 Pet 3:13-15).
- Testifying church that is unashamed of our faith and that openly shares our excitement about serving Christ (Rom 1:16; Mt. 10:32; 1 Jn 4:14; Acts 20:24; 14:27; 15:3).
- Transformed church that is continually turning to God from the idolatry in our lives (1 Thess. 1:9-10; Col 3:5-10).
- Unified church that seeks to demonstrate to the world our unity of purpose in the midst of our diversity of opinions (Ps. 133:1; Jn 17:23; Eph 4:3, 13; Col 3:14; Acts 2:46-47).
- Visionary church that looks to the Lord of Glory for its direction and not man (Prov. 29:18; Eph 5:15-17).
- Worshipping church that responds in adoration and celebration to the infinite majesty of God (Jn 4:23-24; Col. 3:16).