In accordance with the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk Chapter 2:1-3, my purpose for putting the vision on paper is to keep us focused on the will of God. Since Jesus taught his disciples to pray that the Father's kingdom come and his will be done on earth as it is in heaven, I believe this ministry being "The Mother Church of Madison" is called to continue to be a beacon of light in this community. In line with II Chronicles 7:14 which states, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land." Mt. Nebo's task is to embrace this scripture and receive the power of God in order to be a spiritually healthy mother for this land.
Just as God is concerned with the total man (Spirit, Soul, and Body), we too are to become the physical limbs of God to fulfill his will on the earth by addressing the entire need of those that are assigned to us in this territory. Historically, in the scriptures, Mt. Nebo was the place where God revealed his promises to his people. This church has a divine assignment to be a place for God to reveal his promises to his people for being willing to forsake spiritual bondage and walk in the blessings of God.
A "vision" is a point of reference. Those that "see it" will reach it through prayer, perseverance, and the supernatural power of God. As you read this, I want you to imagine it, visualize it, and prepare for it.
We have a mandate to reach different ethnic groups expanding our ministry beyond common social barriers. We have been chosen to reach the Contemporary Christian, Traditional Christian, as well as the unsaved. In order to usher in God's kingdom, we must have a more aggressive role in the giants remaining in this territory (Poverty, Substance Abuse, Violence, Sexual Immorality). Let us begin to focus our prayers and efforts as our desire to build a multi-purpose building becomes a reality. This multi-purpose facility will provide a positive environment for the youth of Mt. Nebo and the youth in the Madison community. The facility will be the ideal place for banquets, plays, conferences, and activities for Senior Citizens. This facility will be able to house before and after-care for school-aged children, and provide adequate space for clothing/food pantry. These are just a few of the immediate needs to be addressed in order to fulfill the mandate set forth for effective ministry.