From the chairman
The CRC’s audacious faith goal is to have a ministry presence in every nation of the world by 2045, our centenary as a movement.
These Strategic Directions have been prayerfully and purposefully framed to help us collectively work together as a family of churches and ministers to fulfil the dream that Jesus has for us.
I have a dream for the CRC Churches International
…that we will be Bible-based, Christ-centred and contemporary Churches; grace-filled communities where people of all races and ages, fully devote themselves to following Jesus Christ.
It’s a dream we all share …
…a dream of being truly authentic New Testament churches;
…a people who fervently love Jesus, who genuinely love each other, and who passionately love the un-reached of our world;
…a people who influence our world for good, by living Christ-like lives wherever we are and whatever we do.
Imagine our movement …
…hundreds of thousands of on-fire disciples, who energetically embrace Jesus’ Great Commandment, worshipping God with full abandon and selflessly ministering to humanity’s deepest needs.
Imagine this united army …
…wholeheartedly committed to obeying the Great Commission; constantly reaching out to spiritually lost people with the miracle-working Gospel of Jesus Christ;
…local bodies of believers who know deep down that the church has been entrusted with Christ’s life-changing message. Jesus’ Church really is the only hope for our world.
Imagine the results …
I see many thousands of men and women, young and old, being taught, trained and mentored to fulfil Jesus’ leadership call on their lives. What an awesome vision! Thousands of leaders being powerfully equipped and led by the Holy Spirit, to go throughout Australia and the nations, changing worlds.
I see CRC Ministers, Missionaries and Church Planters birthing new churches, establishing new people-helping ministries and developing new humanitarian ventures…
…ordinary people, empowered by the Holy Spirit to accomplish extraordinary things in Christ’s Name.
I see millions of people in heaven, welcoming us into the very presence of the Father. Can you hear them cheering wildly at our homecoming?
All because we allowed Jesus to soften our hearts and expand our vision to match His very own.
…world Christians who prayed, gave and went; creating churhces…changing worlds.
This is not just my dream! This is God’s heart for the CRC. And it really is possible! As we prayerfully unite and purposefully work together, uplifting Christ’s Name and doing Christ’s will here on earth, Jesus promises us,
“I will build my church and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” (Matt 16:18 NLT). O Lord, build your church and let this dream become reality!
Pastor Bill Vasilakis,