“new hearts, new lives, new legacies”
By the grace of God and for the glory of God we seek to impact Country Clubs, offices, and other venues with the gospel of Jesus Christ in authentic, non-religious, life-transforming ways. Our primary (though not exclusive) target is the Country Club. Our experience has shown that the Country Club is very possibly the prime location for reaching men and women of the upper strata of our culture with the life-transforming message of Christ. It provides a comfortable, non-threatening, authentic atmosphere which we have found nowhere else to rival.
We do not believe the affluent, influential members of these clubs are one iota more important to God than anyone else, including the homeless and deeply impoverished. But we do not believe that they are less important either. In our estimation the people who frequent Country Clubs are one of the most unreached people groups in the world. And like everyone else, they deserve a culturally relevant, authentic, winsome presentation of the gospel.
Our strategy for doing this is first to hold events which are designed to draw in men and women, with the goal of introducing them to a vital relationship with Jesus Christ. Secondly, we provide various opportunities to build up believers in their personal walk with God. Finally, we provide the tools and training so that they can be sent forth into their own natural sphere of influence to spiritually influence those around them.
Core Values: We have three core values which are the centerpiece of all that we’re about:
1. New Hearts – The starting place for all true spiritual growth is the divinely-implanted new heart which God gives to each believer at the moment of conversion. This new heart (i.e. the Holy Spirit within the believer) inclines us to seek God and sink our roots deeply into Him. Nothing matters more than an ongoing, ever-deepening, white-hot love affair with the unrivaled Sovereign of the universe and Lover of our souls. Everything of eternal consequence in our lives is rooted in this greatest of all pursuits. Our desire is to raise up an army of grace-soaked man and women whose primary pursuit in life will be that of David’s – “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.” Ps. 27:4
2. Surprising Lives – Our primary calling after deep roots is to live out Christ-scented, surprising lives. The glory of God is always surprising; therefore to glorify God is, in large measure, to put His surprising-ness out on public display. It is not enough to simply avoid the wrong; we must also traffic in the supernaturally right. Ours is the high adventure of seeking to surprise others around us with unexpected displays of Christ-empowered, radical godliness. This simply another way of expressing one of our Lord’s primary callings on our lives, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Mtt. 5:16
3. Spiritual Multiplication (Intentional Transference) – We believe that it is normative for all Christ-followers to be intentionally mentoring other Christ-followers with the expectation that they will turn around and do the same with others. This work does not belong primarily to the clergy or paid Christian workers, but to all of God’s people. We are here to be extraordinarily dangerous to the kingdom of darkness and spiritual multiplication is one of the most central facets of this high calling. We are simply seeking to follow the words of Paul to Timothy, “And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same entrust to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” II Tim. 2:2
4. Sovereign Connections (Natural Sphere of Influence) – We believe that our closest relational connections in life are not accidental, but God-orchestrated. From family to friends to co-workers to neighbors to classmates, etc.; all are part of our lives through the hand of our infinitely sovereign and wise God. Therefore, our first great calling in having spiritual influence is towards those most immediate in our natural sphere of influence. This does not mean we are not vitally concerned with seeing the gospel preached to the ends of the earth, only that we begin where God has chosen to plant us. “…Go home to your friends (lit. ‘those who are yours’), and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.” Mk. 5:19
Events: We have three primary events/outreaches for reaching into the clubs. One is an evening event which targets both men and women. Another is a lunch event targeting only men. The third is a luncheon targeting only women. The frequency and timing of these events will vary from club to club, according to what works best for each particular club. Every club will have their own “team”, who funds and promotes their events. The goal is to always have a great message presented in an authentic, non-threatening atmosphere which spotlights the relevancy of Christ for everyday life.
Mentoring: We have several different opportunities to help believers take the next step they are capable of in going deeper with their walk. These range anywhere from a three week introductory bible study to an intensive, nine month mentoring program.