To bring change to the city through the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ
Being located on the border of Warren and Detroit, we see a great need for the Gospel to be preached in this area. Our heart as a part of this community is to build relationships, make disciples of Christ, and minister to people’s felt needs. This can be seen in our daily work in our community.
We also have a strong desire to break strongholds and bridge gaps in our community. When we planted out from the Fisherman’s Net in 1997, we were given the charge not to be a “typical suburban church.”
Ephesians 2:15 speaks of becoming “one new man” in Christ. In John 13:35, Jesus says that the world will know we are His disciples by “our love for one another.” Numerous times in Scripture, Jesus confronts “racism” in His day. The parable of the good Samaritan, His encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well, and His interaction with the Roman centurion and the Canaanite woman are examples of the type of love we are to show one another as His disciples.
Our vision to bridge the gap between ethnicities in our community was born from passages such as these. It is our desire to become One New Man in Christ with our brothers and sisters of different ethnicities. We know that a more full understanding of becoming the “bride of Christ” will happen as believers come together in Him.