Welcome to Gun Lake!
Vision & Values
“Restoring Hope to the Gun Lake Region”
Values for Gun Lake Community Church
The values of Gun Lake Community Church represent deep convictions that we long to live out by the grace of God. While we are passionate about them, we recognize that we are still learning to live into them. This is why they are covered in grace. Grace allows us to get up and keep walking even when we fall short or mess up. We invite you to grow gracefully with us in these values as we seek to “Restore Hope” to the Gun Lake Region.
The Ministry of the Holy Spirit – We fully embrace all that the Scriptures say about the work and movement of the Holy Spirit. We cannot “restore hope” to the Gun Lake region without the leading, guidance, gifting, and empowerment of the Holy Spirit in our lives. From Human Strength & Wisdom to God’s Power, Gifting, & Guidance
Prayer – Through prayer, we grow in intimacy with our Heavenly Father and come to know who we are in Him. The more we experience His presence, the more we understand His great love for us and our identity as beloved children. As we know His heart for a broken world, we grow in expectancy of His power being released through prayer to transform people and circumstances bringing hope and life to those around us. From Ritual to Relationship
Discipleship – The simplest definition of discipleship is “becoming like Jesus in character and in competency.” Jesus’ invitation was not just to follow him, but to actually become like him. Discipleship is more than information but also involves imitating how He lives and loves. Through this ongoing process, we are transformed more and more into His likeness. From Information to Imitation & Transformation
Healing – Our world has been devastated…physically, emotionally, spiritually, and relationally. We value God’s healing power to restore our lives and the lives of those around us…to put broken pieces back together bringing hope and wholeness to fragmented people and communities. From Fragmentation & Brokenness to Restoration & Wholeness
Five-Fold Ministry Gifts - We believe that Christ’s ministry is expressed and advanced through the five-fold ministry gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, and teacher as found in Ephesians 4:11-13. Through these ministry gifts, the body of Christ is equipped for service, built up and unified in faith, full of the knowledge of Jesus, and becomes mature. Together, they move the body of Christ towards experiencing the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
From Traditional Roles to the New Testament Pattern
Life Together - We believe that life is better together…serving, celebrating…worshiping, recreating…growing, discovering…healing, restoring…all of life. God created us to be a family on mission, and we pursue His purposes and enjoy His presence…together. From Individualism & Isolation to Community & Fellowship
Biblical Worldview - Our paradigm, how we see the world, is determined by the Bible. In the Scriptures, we see a supernatural mindset and Kingdom mentality that recognizes that God is and always has been living and active in the world, redeeming it to Himself. As people who serve the Lord, we do not look at things from a worldly perspective, but trust in a God who loves us and intervenes on our behalf…who wants to be experienced and encountered by His people…and who commissions us to join Him in redeeming a hurting, broken world. From Religion to Encounter
Surrounding Communities - We seek the well-being of every town, city, village and four corners in the Gun Lake Region (the 15 mile radius entrusted to us). We recognize that we are them and they are us. Therefore it is our desire to actively partner with our surrounding communities for the benefit of those who live in them. From Church focused to Community focused.