Mission21, initiated in 1997, is the natural descendant of Target 2000. Its focus is on our mission for the first decade of the 21st century. In anticipation of that mission, God has been at work among us, renewing our minds, building our faith, cultivating our gifts, honing our skills and testing our resolve.
Our Goal: To Reach 6 Million
We call on all members to identify their role in accomplishing this great task. It is the responsibility of all leaders To Inform the membership of our church regarding the Vision, the Resources and the Opportunities, for ministry. With effective partnerships, God will help us do this.
The grace of God has enabled us to strengthen those things we did well and to develop new models for ministry. The result has been a five-fold change in our perspectives.
These incredible developments and changes I have mentioned did not take place so we could simply celebrate them as historic events. Hardly! As Shakespeare wrote in his play, The Tempest, “What’s past is prologue.” We have just gone through a period of preparation. To borrow a military metaphor, we’re just graduating from boot camp.
The most ambitious decade of our existence is just ahead of us. We’re standing on the banks of tomorrow— a new decade, a new century and a new millennium lay before us. We have been equipped; we have been given the vision. All that remains is for us to respond and do what we know, by the Spirit of God, needs to be done
This is our decade of miraculous reproduction. This is our true heritage: to become an evangelistically aggressive, church-planting movement. As we move through this doorway of opportunity into our future, let’s do it like the ancient Israelites did it. Let’s put the musicians and song leaders out in front of us, to lead us against the enemy with singing, rejoicing and celebration.
Bishop James Leggett in the “Celebrate the Mission 2001” video