Our ministry is formulated to best around the CLC Ministry Model, which, for us, is an expression of what we believe the Bible teaches.
The CLC Ministry Model is presented above.
It shows that ministry must begin with God and end with God.
The Bible speaks of a God who is spirit, eternal and infinite, the one and only true God, sovereign, holy, loving, and omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient.
God calls His people unto Himself. Those called irresistibly respond to God's call.
God empowers those whom He called.
God grants them His vision.
His vision, best expressed in the person and works of Jesus Christ, compels God's people to experience an on-going, radical and fundamental transformation.
When God's people are able to finally clarify God's vision, they become filled with passion and devotion.
The passion and devotion of God's people produces ministry.
Therefore, ministry is a necessary and natural outflow of God's vision.
The Bible teaches two types of ministry.
One is serving God, which we call worship.
The other is serving others, which we call leadership.
This process is to be repeated from generation to generation until the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ministry brings about transformation of the spiritual DNA in the lives of people.
Such radical and fundamental changes occur to those who know God and remain in Christ Jesus.
The transformation that must take place is illustrated by the Transformation Model above.
This transformation occurs because of the person and work of Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit, which applies the work of Christ to us.
This model shows that God's people must first be transformed so that they are a new creation in Jesus Christ.
Yet, they must continue to experience transformation in life as described by a transformal lifestyle, a transformative engagement and a transforming leadership.
Put differently, we are justified and saved by faith and faith alone, but those who are saved will continue to experience the process of sanctification as aided by the Holy Spirit.
The continuing transformation, i.e., the process of sanctification, although entirely the work of the Holy Spirit, requires the response of God's people to the leading of the Holy Spirit TOGETHER as a church.
We believe we have been called to Being Together, Walking Together and Sharing Together that we might be obedient to the Great Command to love God and one another and the Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations.