Every person will be known primarily by what they are for or by what they are against.
Against people are critics and complainers who focus on what not to do. For people celebrate wins and compel others to a higher way of living. Against people repel. For people compel.
Jesus was a “for” person. He focused on what he was here for. Yes, he periodically tossed tables and called out haters, but his primary message was that God loves the world and wants to save the world (John 3:16-17).
So, we want to cut the confusion and clearly mark what we, at Clear Creek, are for.
We are for…
…Jesus’ fame. Paul writes that, in Jesus, “all things were created…and in him all things hold together.” And “he is the head of the body, the church” (Colossians 1:16-18). Jesus is our hero and our helper. The One who sustains and saves us. He is our message.
…our city. God told ancient Israel to “…seek the peace and prosperity of the city…Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper” (Jeremiah 29:7). We love, serve and pray for our city, because God loves our city.
…the next generation. Previous generations sacrificed so we would know Jesus. It is now our privilege to leverage our position and abilities so the next generation can carry the torch of Jesus into the culture and the future.
…empowering people. We seek to help others step into their God-given roles as world-changers in their homes and communities by living lives marked by holiness and dependence on God (Ephesians 4:11-16).
…restoration and reconciliation. We are appointed and empowered by God to speak vision and value into others’ lives (2 Corinthians 5:14-21). We go where others fear to go and do what others won’t so that all may be reunited to their loving God.
This is what we are for. So, let’s go for it together.