The Church I See

by Pastor Daryl Yamada

  • I see a church where people encounter and experience the love of Jesus:

    • Where God's love is the driving force and motivation for everything that we do
    • A place where "we love because He first loved us"
  • I see a church where everyone experiences and grows in their love for God and in their love for others:

    • A church where relationships are a priority because we value one another as people who are created in the image of God
    • A place where people feel they are a part of a family and a place they can call home
  • I see a church where people find their identity in Christ and discover their God-given purpose and destiny:

    • A place where every person learns and knows that they are uniquely created and gifted by God and that He placed them on this earth for a plan and purpose
  • I see a church where every family member thrives because of the love that flows through the family:

    • Where our families will impact society because the world will stand up and take notice of the strength of our marriages and the quality of our children
    • Where husbands and wives love, honor, respect and sacrifice for each other and become living examples of Christ and His bride, the Church
    • Where the vows that they shared on their wedding day are just as strong and real 50 years later
    • Where children are nurtured in a loving environment to reach their fullest potential and become everything that God designed and called them to do
  • I see a church where the spirit of the Lord flows freely in the lives of the people:

    • Where the presence and power of God is a part of our everyday lives, and lives are changed because they have experienced God in a real and personal way
    • Where God is not just someone that we "talk about" but is someone who is intimately involved in our personal lives because He loves and cares for us
  • I see a church where people are equipped to go out into the world to disciple nations:

    • Where they will impact and transform every area of society because of the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells in them
    • Where they will leave a lasting legacy in their families, communities and work places because that is God's will and desire for their lives