To Equip a Generation to Live Like Jesus Lived & Do What Jesus Did in Sustained Revival
To be a church that is first and foremost a resting place for God’s Manifest Presence in sustained revival for all church activities and members lives. (Isaiah 66:1-2 & Psalm 12:1-5, 13-18)
To be a church of prayer & intercession to bring in, give place to & keep God’s Manifest Presence to stay in sustained revival.
To be a church that is generationally, ethnically, and economically diverse & with a strong ministry focus towards children, youth & young adults.
Everyone is welcome that wants to follow Jesus at any cost, our MISSION & VISION, the Word of God, Holy Spirit, and what we teach, preach and how we minister in sustained revival.
To be a church with the apostolic led ministry of Acts 2:41-45 & the purpose of the five-fold ministry in Ephesians 4:11-16.
To be a church of Cell Groups called Discipleship Groups that will make disciples that make disciples, spiritually parent, train, equip, send, and support them to minister in their GEN217CHURCH, lead Discipleship Groups and do the work of the ministry.
They will be sent out into their world as radical, hungry, yielded, holy, righteous, obedient, Word speaking, laid down lovers, wholly given with reckless devotion to Jesus as Lord & Savior who will live like He lived and do what He did in sustained revival at any cost to expand GEN217CHURCH & God’s Kingdom.
To be a church of Cell/Discipleship Groups who minister to the needs of their members in homes to study the Word, have fellowship, pray, and evangelize those around them to bring them into their Groups.
Most ministry of GEN217CHURCH’s members is done through the Discipleship Groups.
To be a church that is Spirit & Body dependent and not senior leadership dependent. Everyone is equipped to minister to one another in the church once released and outside the church. Senior Pastors and leaders of Groups, Ministry Teams and the five-fold ministry are to equip our members, pray for them, give wise counsel, be there for accountability and give apostolic and pastoral oversite.
The members of the Groups which is the church do the work of the ministry at home, their neighborhoods and workplaces.
To be a church with a local influence and a global vision. Every member will be equipped to minister to those around them and some will be sent out into other states & nations.
The name GEN217 comes from Acts 2:17 speaking of the Holy Spirit falling upon multiple generations of children, youth, young adults, adults & seniors confirmed in Acts 2:39. Then all of Acts 2 & Ephesians 1:17- 23 & 4:11-16 supporting the church's overall purpose for existing.
A Church of Discipleship Groups
The GEN217CHURCH as a church of Discipleship Groups will begin in homes and online. We are a church made up of Groups and not a church with Groups.
The Discipleship Groups are the church.
Intercessory prayer will begin for the Group leaders and future Group members before the Groups are formed.
It's in these Discipleship Groups we will make disciples that will make disciples but also, we will train and equip future Discipleship Groups Leaders so the Groups can multiply.
Once we have enough Discipleship Groups, we will begin to have Sunday morning celebrations for all Groups to attend online and geographically when possible.
Sunday Celebrations and Revival Weekends
As the Spirit comes to rest, we will also be adding weekend Revival Weekend Meetings.
Once we have Sunday Celebrations and Revival Weekends we will offer healing, deliverance, and prophecy teams for our members and the public to come and receive ministry.
We will train Discipleship Groups or some of each of their members for these teams.
All those that want to be a part of any ministry of GEN217CHURCH must be a regular attending and contributing part of a Discipleship Group or leading one.
1st 5 Years of Ministry Goals
25+ Discipleship Groups with a 300+ minimum-maintained membership made up of new, young in Jesus, young in age and young at heart mature Christians.
Since every year some will be sent and going out into church planting and ministry it will be through intercession and evangelism other new disciples will come in to replace those who are sent.