Vision 2024 | DARE TO DREAM!
As we move toward Mountain’s 200th anniversary God is calling us to dare to dream! We believe God is awakening us to see His God-dream for us captured in a potent vision in Isaiah 54:2
“Make your tent larger! Stretch your tent curtains farther out! Do not hold back and spare no effort. Lengthen your ropes and strengthen your stakes by pounding them in deep. For you will spread out to the right and to the left….
Do not be afraid.”
God is calling Mountain to Dare to Dream by...
STRETCHING, STRENGTHENING and SPREADING
STRETCH our faith, hearts and hands towards more people than ever and
STRENGTHEN our body as we move more to the core in order to
SPREAD God’s blessing by expanding our impact from Rosedale to Rising Sun
God has placed Mountain in the midst of the most densely populated part of the country, with the highest percentage of unchurched anywhere in North America. Harford County, where we originated, has the highest percentage of unchurched anywhere in Maryland. Census data reveals the fastest growing “religious” group here is the “nones” – those with no church or religious affiliation whatsoever.
The God who sent his Son “to seek and save the lost” has a heart that aches to be reunited with each person who is far from him. We know we are sent on this same mission with Jesus. Therefore,
- We LOVE this region and
- We LONG to see God’s Kingdom come, so
- We will LAUNCH mission-driven disciples to live on mission, launch new campuses and plant new churches all over this region.
By the end of 2024 we will be 200 years old, and we see God spreading Mountain’s “tent” from Rosedale to Rising Sun, and then from Elkridge to Elkton, and eventually from Washington to Wilmington and beyond. Therefore, we will develop and deploy multiplying disciples who will lead reproducing groups, ministries, campuses, and churches in order to spread the flaps of Mountain’s tent to the right and left.
God enlarging our tent means growing the number of those gathered for worship and those who are scattered on mission. By 2024 we will see 12,000 people gathered across six campuses including Mountain Online, along with five new regional church plants.
God will do this with a strong Body at Mountain fed by processes that meet people where they are and effectively move them along a pathway to where God wants them to be. Mountain’s pipeline of leadership development prompts everyone to take their next step toward Christlikeness.