You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. — MATTHEW 5:14-16
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." — JOHN 8:12
I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. — JOHN 12:46
Passing the Baton is a great way to describe the part of our DNA that is about Discipleship—we are engaged in the constant motion of being sent out, lovingly and authentically handing off the truth of gospel to others, and empowering growth.
We are committed to nurturing people at all levels of spiritual maturity. We make a significant investment in Children and Youth as well as developing leaders through our 18 month internship program. Not to mention our work with women, men, and young adults.
Our success in Passing the Baton is not measured by how great the pastor is or any other leader—but on how well leadership is being handed off to the members of the body who are employing the gifts they have been given to BE the church.