Our Vision

CHURCH OF THE OPEN DOOR

By: Nathaniel Gibbs, Apostle (03-05-03)

The Vision …

Then the LORD said to me, “Write my answer in large. clear letters on a tablet, so that a runner can read it and tell everyone else. But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled if it seems slow, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed” (Habakkuk 2:2-3 NLT)

A Church that Worships God In Spirit and In Truth (John 4:24; II Cor. 3:17)

  • A Church that Emphasizes Prayer (James 5:16; Luke 18:1)

Establish Intercessory Prayer Services, 24-Hour Telephone Prayer Line/ Prayer Center, and Prayer Cells Throughout the City/Country/World

A Church that Proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matt.28:18-19; Mark 16:15-16)

  • Establish Outreach Evangelism in Nursing Homes, Halfway Houses, Shelters, and Youth Centers. Use the Internet, Radio, TV, Conferences. Revivals, Bill Boards, Tracts, Door-to-Door Evangelism, Newsletters, Apartment & Campus Ministry, etc., to Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ

A Church where the Holy Spirit Gifts Operate (I Cor.12:1-14; 14:1-33)

  • A Church that Offers Deliverance (Matt. 16:16-19; John 20:23) Provide Intercessory Prayer, Healing, and Deliverance Services
  • A Church that Ministers to the Needs of People (John 10:10; Acts 4:32) Provide Marital and Family Counseling, Free Parenting Training, Free First-Time Home-Buyer Training, Free Money for Down• payment Assistance, ‘Tutoring Services for Students, After-School Care Programs, and Mentoring Programs

A Church where the Members Share a Singleness of Heart (I Chron. 29:1; Acts 2:42-46)

Provide a palatial structure that is “debt-free” based on the principles of obedience, simplicity, and sacrifice. This approach

allows us to allocate more resources for soul-winning.

  • A Church that Multiplies and Reaches the World for Christ (Lk. 14:16- 23; II Peter 3:9)

Training and equipping members to share the love of Jesus Christ

A Church that Ministers to the Downtrodden, & Unemployed (I Sam. 22:2; James 2:15-17)

Provide Food and Clothing, Personal Care Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Child Care Facilities, and Shelters for Battered Men. Women, and Children.

A Church that Ministers to those who are Homeless, in Hospitals, Jails, and Prisons

Establish Outreach Ministries to Hospitals, Jails, and Prisons. “I was hungry and you fed me… I was in prison and you visited me” (Matt. 25:35-36; Mark 9:41)

  • A Church that Provides Cross-Cultural Christian Schools of Excellence Establish a Montessori School, A Charter High School, and A two-year Bible College Provide Job-Training and/or Scholarships for Job Training. Provide School of Ministry/Training for Prophets, Evangelists & Ministers (I Thes.4:11-12; II Thes.3:7-10)