( Brett, Kim, Eden, & Evangeline)
The Inspire Vision
To be a vibrant, Jesus-centered, gospel-saturated, mission-focused, believing community of joy-filled people who are learning to live supernatural, new creation lifestyles of grace and faith by becoming more and more rooted in God’s unconditional love and extravagant goodness.
Our goal is to see every single person in our Inspire family made whole, flourishing in life, and delighting in the goodness of God. While it is true that hurt people hurt people, it is also true that healed people heal people! People who have been made whole by the love of God can effectively minister healing and wholeness to others.
We are on a mission to help as many people as possible, both here in south Georgia, and around the world , see just how good and how great God really is.
We would love for you to be part of our family on mission. Consider embracing the adventure with us.
“The ministry is organized under the Georgia Non Profit Corporations Law as a church for the purposes set forth in the following mission statement: The purpose and mission of the ministry is 1) to promote Christian doctrines, lifestyle and health; 2) to establish and oversee places of worship; 3) to evangelize worldwide; 4) support missionary activities, license and ordain ministers of the gospel; 5) the preservation of the truth; 6) Train, develop, and support leaders in our community, nation and the nations of the world, as called for in our beliefs, and 7) to engage in activities necessary for the accomplishment of the purpose.”
No matter who you are or where you fit on this continuum, there is a place for you in the Inspire family. Come as you are and embrace the adventure of connecting with God, growing in community, and inspiring the world.
What does it mean to be a “family on mission”?
“Family OR Mission crushes us, because we have to sacrifice one thing or the other, while both are necessary if we’re going to live out the call of God.
Family AND Mission exhausts us, because we need to manage the boundaries between family and mission. Thus our family life never quite feels purposeful, and our mission life never quite feels natural.
Family ON Mission empowers us, because we learn to live an integrated life, moving forward in mission as a pack, as a covenant family with a kingdom mission.” (Mike Breen)
4 Elements of Community.
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)
- The Word of God.
- Authentic Relationships, Fellowship, & Partnership.
- Eating together.
Membership Culture vs. Missionary Culture.
Every member is on a 24/7 mission trip. Every member has a divine call to be a blessing to their neighbors, the nations, and the next generation.
A Healing Community
The local church is to be a place where hurting people experience healing and wholeness for spirit, soul, and body.
While we relate to God individually, we become a part of a group. This group, called the church, functions together to accomplish the will of God in the earth. We minister to one another and reach the world. We protect and care for one another. We become a part of an extended family that grows in relationships. It is through our relationships with people that our Christianity is developed. Our involvement with people is where our love for God is reflected, expressed, and often experienced. (Dr. Jim Richards)
The Balanced Up, In, & Out Lifestyle.
Up—Developing intimacy with God.
In—Building the Church Community.
Out—Reaching the unchurched.
It it’s not good news, it’s not the gospel!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel (GOOD NEWS), because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. (Romans 1:16)
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)
The Great Exchange
- Jesus was punished and made sin with your sinfulness so that you might be forgiven and made righteous. (Is. 53:4-5; Is. 53:10; Is. 61:10; II Cor. 5:21).
- Jesus was wounded that you might be healed. (Is. 53:4-5; I Peter 2:24)
- Jesus was made a curse and died your death that you might receive the blessing and share in the life of Christ. (Galatians 3:13-14; Ephesians 1:3; Hebrews 2:9)
- Jesus endured your poverty that you might share His abundance. (II Corinthians 8:9; 9:8
- Jesus bore your shame that you might share His glory. (Matthew 27:35-36, Hebrews 12:2; 2:9)
- Jesus endured your rejection that you might enjoy His acceptance. (Matt. 27:46-51; Eph. 1:5-6)
- Jesus was cut off by death that you might be joined to God eternally. (Isaiah 53:8; I Cor. 6:17)
- Your old man died in Jesus that Christ might live in you. (Romans 6:6; Colossians 3:9-10)
Paul was not ashamed of the good news. The gospel includes every area of the Great Exchange that took place through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. It is critically important that we know Jesus dealt with our sins. It is also critically important that we know Jesus dealt with our sicknesses, pains, poverty, lack, depression, shame, rejection, condemnation, death , old man, mourning, griefs, sorrow, heaviness, and despair. Salvation is an all-inclusive deal. These areas are not “extras” or “add-ons”. Take one part of this exchange away and you no longer have a complete good news message. The Father gave the world His Son and that “Son-solution” is ALL sufficient!
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
God’s Redemptive Names Reveal His Nature.
- Jehovah Tsidkenu-God my Righteousness. (Jeremiah 23:6)
- Jehovah Shalom-God my Peace. (Judges 6:23-24)
- Jehovah Raah-God my Guide and Shepherd.( Psalm 23:1)
- Jehovah Rapha-God my Healer/Physician.( Exodus 15:26)
- Jehovah Jireh-God my Provider and Source.( Gen. 22:8-14)
- Jehovah Shammah- God is with me, Present right now. (Ezekiel 48:35)
- Jehovah Nissi- God my Victory. (Exodus 17:15)
Intimacy, Identity, Inheritance
We want to help you experience intimacy with God, discover your identity in Christ, and learn how to enjoy the inheritance that you now share with Jesus.
Key Scriptures for Inspire
“And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.” (Mathew 10:7,8)
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you [f]always, even to the end of the age.” (Mathew 28:19-20)
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the [d]saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the [e]knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature [f]which belongs to the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13)