DREAM

What is your Dream?

What is your definition of living the dream? It seems that every moment of every day we are striving to attain promotions, status, popularity, and money. Perhaps living the dream isn’t about what you do. We at Church For All Nations believe that “living the dream” is based upon your true identity in Jesus Christ. Because when we realize that, church is no longer a building or an organization. It is experiencing God, connecting people, and serving others for life made better.

And Jesus came and said to them,”All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Mathew 28:18-20

DRAW people in a relavant way

Led By Pastor Daniel Spangler

In order to connect with people in a relevant way, we will use a strategy known as “Invest and Invite.” This is not an evangelism program but rather a grassroots effort to build relationships with neighbors, co-workers, and others in an effort to lead them to a relationship with Jesus Christ.

REACH new believers with the gospel of the Kingdom

Led by Pastors Stacey & Rachel Swalley

Once we invest in the lives of un-churched people and we connect with them in a relevant way, we want to reach them with the Gospel. CFAN will provide opportunities to bring your friends to a safe, clean, and inviting place where they will have the opportunity to hear the Gospel in a clear and relevant way.

EMPOWER people with the life God intends.

Led By Pastor Ken Willard

The goal in this stage is to be transformed into the shining image of Jesus Christ. While that may be more difficult with some some of us than others, we all enter this world broken and in need of help. We are committed to providing you with the tools, classes, and resources that are needed in order to connect with the life God has for you. Small groups, mentorship, and church leadership are a few ways to help you with your spiritual growth so that you can take the next steps in your spiritual journey.

ACCESS your spiritual gifts

Led By David Cowart

God has wired into the DNA of every living person a specific set of unique spiritual gifts. Success in ministry and in life rests in our ability to discover these gifts, to work to develop them, and then to utilize them in service to God. Your specific SHAPE consists of Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experience. We are committed to helping your to discover your SHAPE.

MOBILIZE your ministry to serve others

Led By John Hazel

Romans 6:13 says, “Give yourself completely to God since you have been given a new life. And use your whole body as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God.” At the “deploy” stage of the spiritual journey, the goal is to strive for a life of absolute devotion. Our own will is now replaced with the will of God. Much like a graduation ceremony, this is a time for celebration. While it is impossible to become totally like Christ, it is possible to become fully devoted.

FAQs

How does this program tie in with our young adults, youth, and children’s ministries?

The NextGen team will be implementing this same DREAM strategy in their ministry.  They will also have a Prayer Banner, and be praying for those who need to know the Lord.

In our task to accomplish, define our culture.

The culture of CFAN is best defined as relational. Pastor Mark believes that all God does in our lives is through relationships. To Draw people is simply to build a relationship with them based upon common interests.
That will lead them to Reach a decision to follow the Lord. There will be people who will connect with that person and walk with them through the Empowerment, Access, and Mobilize parts of the journey.

If you don’t know your gifts, how do you begin? Where do you start?

Part of the DREAM strategy is A for Access.  There will be specific tools that will help identify one’s spiritual gifting as well as their strengths.  

Is the plan to align members with the leaders of the D.R.E.A.M. sections? I.E., how/where do we (individually) plug into the DREAM process?

This is more circular than linear, so people will plug in where they see themselves in the journey.  Each aspect of the DREAM has Connection Points, that were handed out at the training, that will help identify that.

How do you keep from getting lost in the process?

That is a vital question for sure.  Balance is the key to life.  One key ingredient in the DREAM process is that there will people to lead others on the journey.  And those who are leading will meet at least monthly with others and be accountable to maintain the right balance in every aspect of life.
 

If you don’t have a mentor in your life or someone pouring into you how can you find someone that is willing to?

This will be part of the whole DREAM process, depending on where one is on the journey.  For a new believer, there will be someone ready to meet with them and walk with them through the journey of DREAM.
For others already on the journey, there will be those who can meet them where they are and help them continue on the journey.