Last night, we had our first leadership team meeting for Family Center International, a new church plant we are helping to launch in Panama City. It’s vision: Influencing Lives, Transforming Nations.
After a brief study on 2 Corinthians 9, we went over the business plan launch strategy, discussed evangelism goals, and spent time praying for this new infant of a church.
About the Church
From it’s foundational documents
Family Center International is a church of influence, power, and relationships that will carry the gospel to the families of the earth and teach them to be and make disciples that love God and love their neighbors as themselves. . . . inspiring people to live an abundant life (John 10:10b)
A church of INFLUENCE: We believe that God has called us to be salt of the earth and light to the world. We want to be an influence in families, businesses, government, arts, education, and culture.
A church of POWER: We believe that God’s power is great and is manifested through those who believe in Him. Our power is not with wisdom or strategies of this world, but is the message of Christ and him crucified. We will work in the wisdom of the Father, the work of Christ on the Cross, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
A church of RELATIONSHIPS: We believe that Jesus came to restore our relationship with the Father and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. We seek to bring people into a relationship with God first and then in right relationship with themselves and with their neighbor.
We dream of a church:
- Passionate for God, full of faith and life.
- Passionate for Worship and Intercession.
- Passionate for people
- Passionate for evangelism
- Passionate to influence the culture.
- Passionate to grow in Small Groups
- Passionate to grow and develop a strong leadership to impact our culture.
- Passionate to mobilize leadership to plant churches for people without church.
Reflecting on our role
Though we had originally planned not to plant a church here, it appears that part of God’s plan for us is to come along side the lead pastor and his family and help this church get started.
We found ourselves listening to the plan, setting dates for fasting and intercession, growth targets and discussing evangelism strategy. We both found an awakening in our hearts about serving here.
Join us in prayer for this little infant church . . .