“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (HCSB)
Jesus commanded the church to take the gospel to the entire world and gave us a powerful model in Act 1:8 that are local, regional, continental, and global.
At Upper Room Fire Prayer we believe the last words of Jesus are the first priority of the That’s why we’re committed to a comprehensive, personalized ministry to our local community, our state, our North American continent, and the Ends of the Earth.
And, that’s why we’re also committed to helping you to be prepared as you respond to God’s call to the global task. Whether its training, research, or learning opportunities, we’ll provide the resources you need to do the best job possible for the Kingdom. From worship to life groups, and from adults to youth, children and preschoolers, you’ll discover God has a way for you to be passionately involved in the global task.
After all, Missions is the mission of the church!
Our mission as a church is three fold:
We exist to
CONNECT people to Jesus Christ,
GROW them in Jesus Christ, and
IMPACT the world for Jesus Christ.
Those three words (CONNECT, GROW, IMPACT) are the guiding forces behind everything we do here at the Upper Room Fire Prayer. We think about them when we’re planning our music or teaching our little ones. If we neglect any one of these things, we neglect a huge part of the God-glorifying work we’ve been given to do.
If we don’t help people CONNECT to a faith in Jesus which leads to salvation and eternal life, then we have unquestionably failed from the start. If we don’t GROW believers in a practical and powerful understanding of God’s Word, to propagate the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ all over the world; but instead let them wade forever in the kiddie pool of immaturity, then we have failed. If we do not lead our people to get out of their seats and live their faith in a manner that IMPACTS the world around them, then we have failed by creating spiritual couch vegetables who endlessly take in knowledge that will never be put to use.
We firmly believe that in order to fully live God’s purpose in our church, we must CONNECT people to Jesus Christ, GROW them in Jesus Christ, and train believers in the art and science of spiritual warfare; thus making them an aggressive and victorious army for the Lord, train believers to receive Holy Ghost baptism and fire as well as a daily walk and relationship with the Holy Spiritand IMPACT the world for Jesus Christ. We refuse to leave out the Gospel message of Salvation. We refuse to create a culture where staying immature is ok. We refuse to sit around and do nothing, when God has placed us in the midst of those in need.