Our Goals

  • Goals for the current Church Year and beyond:
    •  Organic Church Focus: The model builds upon relationships… with God and with people. All of our outreach and ministry efforts emphasize the Bible, are Christ-centered, and are needs based or service oriented. Our Sunday service time is spent in an in-depth study of the Scriptures.
      • Establish other Bible study/organic church groups. We intend for these groups to:
        • evolve into a multi-site network of small organic church groups under the River Run Church of the Nazarene’s organizational umbrella.
        • gather together, as a larger group, periodically throughout the church year for worship, fellowship, Bible study, and relationship building.
    • Develop online study/church group[s]… possibly via Facebook groups, WordPress blogs, YouTube video clips, and/or Google+ hangouts/chats,
    • Formalize the establishment of the Compassionate Ministry Center via bylaws and operating procedures,
      • Continue to develop outreach ministries related to food security [food pantry, soup kitchen/fellowship meals, community garden, and farmers’ market]
    • Continue to develop and refine the Home, Hearth & Health structure.  It is helping us organize our ministries.
      • Home
        • Movie Nights
        • Community Crafters in Service to Him
      • Hearth
        • Emergency Assistance
        • Fuel
      • Health
        • Watershed Project
          • Raised Beds
          • Food Pantry
          • Fellowship Dinners
          • Food Safety and Preservation Workshops
        • Health and Wellness Groups
        • Camping and Hiking Groups

Initial Goals were:

  • Become a fully established and recognized Church of the Nazarene[incorporating and aligning with International Church of the Nazarene]
  • Start and support a local Compassionate Ministry Center [incorporating and 501c3 non profit]
    • A church-sponsored non-profit organization created to provide a separate board structure and fundraising base from which to provide ministries of compassion (examples: food pantries, clothes closets, meal sites, drop in centers, volunteer services, educational programs)