Know Jesus. Be Changed. Change the World.
That is the purpose and vision of Antioch Christian Church (Playa del Carmen Mexico). Some people think that knowing Jesus means knowing facts or theories about Him, or knowing, Bible verses or to know a list of things you shouldn’t do. That is not what we mean when we say, Know Jesus.
Knowing Jesus comes from establishing a relationship with Him
Throughout the New Testament the people had an encounter with God that left them different inside than they were before the encounter. In Acts 9, Saul encountered Jesus in such a powerful way that he went from a man persecuting and killing, to a man who literally gave his life to see the Christian church established throughout the known world. People in the scriptures were not intellectually convinced that Jesus was real, but they encountered His presence for themselves and their lives were wondrously changed.
This is what we desire to see happen in our community, city and this country through encountering, the presence of God in a very real and powerful way that would forever change the direction and pursuits of their lives. We want people to Know Jesus.
Be changed by thinking with a renewed perspective
(Changed by the renewing of our mind)
Often people get a little unsure when a church has a desire to see people changed. But we believe that God changes us to be who we really are designed to be. No longer trying to change ourselves to gain status or approval from others, but being changed by God to be who we really are, and fulfilling the purpose that He has for us. At Antioch we believe this will be a result of growing through Life groups, mentoring relationships, and our Sunday gathering.
Jesus turned the world upside down by investing His life in a few men, and commissioning them to do the same thing in the lives of others. Therefore we want to take seriously His call to make disciples and invest His life in us, into the people of his Kingdom.
Change the World
(Changing us and the world around us.)
However lofty and idealistic this goal may appear to us, it is our commission and belief that through sharing the gospel, mentoring others, and the power of the Holy Spirit, God can change us, our community and the world one life at a time.
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