What we see or want to see in the future; God’s preferred future picture of the ministry’s impact.
Our vision is to see an unstoppable force of compassionate and culturally-authentic Christ communities multiplying in neighborhoods, across our country and around the world.
What we do to see the vision become a reality. Decision grid.
Our mission is to build healthy and empowering networks of reproducing churches and ministries that reach and disciple people for Christ.
Key foundational beliefs/principles
- Gospel Reconciliation: We believe the Good News of Jesus Christ changes everything, transforming our relationships with both God and others. Therefore we minister holistically, extending His forgiveness, healing, restoration and justice to individuals, communities and systems. (2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Colossians 1:20-22)
- Multiethnic Focus: We believe God is at work in all cultures, and each one brings unique perspectives and strengths to the body of Christ. Therefore we value the hard work of dismantling barriers that keep people apart and are committed to inviting people from all cultures into community and leadership. (Galatians 3:27-28; Ephesians 2:13-19)
- Contextually-Rooted Ministry: We believe our leaders should have the freedom to implement our shared mission in ways that are appropriate to their context and culture. They see opportunities, have strategic contacts, and impact the surrounding culture in a way that outsiders cannot. (Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 4:10)
- Servant Leadership: We believe the role of our leaders is to ensure the flourishing of those around them. We value leaders who sacrifice their own ambition, demonstrate humility, model integrity, and seek healthy collaboration. (Matthew 20:25-28; John 13:12-17)
From our beginnings as a mission ministry launched in 1948, we have affirmed the historic beliefs of orthodox Christianity as held by Christians throughout the centuries. While many things have changed over the years, our commitment to these core doctrines has not.
We affirm that … On May 22, 1948, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Missions Door was birthed for the purpose of preaching the Gospel and planting churches across the United States and the North American continent. Much has changed in our world since then, but the need for forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ is greater than ever.
On May 22, 1948, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Missions Door was birthed for the purpose of preaching the Gospel and planting churches across the United States and the North American continent.
Much has changed in our world since then, but the need for forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ is greater than ever.