NorthHaven Defined: Being Missional
NorthHaven is committed to making a difference in the community and world. We are constantly looking for local and global opportunities to embrace people with the hope of Jesus. We are a missional congregation engaged in the culture and dedicated to working with others. We forge networks and partnerships that share our passion for helping the poor, the needy, and the sick. We take Jesus at his word when he said, “whatever you do for the least of these, you do it for me” (Matthew 25:40).
T Thomas, former Coordinator of CBF Oklahoma and NorthHaven Member suggest, “Christians and non-church goers alike want to be connected to something that matters. That is why the Cooperating Baptist Fellowship has moved toward a new model of church that emphasizes mission and ministry rather than perfecting institutional programs. The Missional Church Movement is about connecting people and faith communities with needs both near the congregation and far away…It’s about ‘doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with our God’ (Micah 6:8b).
NorthHaven offers missional opportunities through sending teams to Africa with HisNets to distribute mosquito netting that prevents malaria, gathering supplies for displaced veterans, sending care packages to soldiers serving our country, partnering with Habitat for Humanity, feeding the homeless in Norman, repairing homes in the Rio Grande Valley, adopting local students through the Regional Food Bank, working with other churches in Mexico, repairing a Christian encampment in Canada, and many more ventures.
NorthHaven is committed to being the presence of Christ where we discover needs. If you, or your family, want to be part of this new and exciting missional strategy, please join us this Sunday and get plugged into the excitement. NorthHaven is looking for committed individuals and families that want to make a tangible impact within our world.
Posted on March 28, 2013
by Kayla Warner