hogThe Heart Of God is a visual tool we’ve created to help us bring clarity to both our personal spiritual growth and our organizational programming.

Each chamber of the heart represents an area of focus: Go, Gather, Grow, Give, Glorify, Go.

Spiritually, as you understand each area, the heart becomes like a large “you are here” map at a shopping mall. Once you identify your present spiritual location you will have some direction on how to make your best spiritual “next step”.

Organizationally, the heart provides clarity as we will only design and operate programs that serve to assist people in their spiritual growth. This focused and intentional approach allows us to steward our time, talent and treasure by being less organizational and more relational.

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“But who do you say that I am?” – Jesus, Matthew 16:15

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” – Jesus, John 14:6

You are here: You do not feel connected to God. You may believe in God but do not consider yourself religious or a Christian. Your central question is “Have I trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior?” If you do not know where you stand in light of that question, your next step is to learning and embracing the good news of Jesus Christ by giving your life to Him. Eternity is in the balance.

Spiritual Growth Options

Captivate Church – To help people meet Jesus:

  • We teach our members how to share their faith one-on-one.
  • We resource our members with invitation cards to Captivate.
  • We offer message series themed around compelling topics.
  • We maintain a visible presence at community functions and events.
  • We invite our members to share their stories of faith on stage or online

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“let us not neglect meeting together…” – The Apostle Paul, Hebrews 10:25

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” – The Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 12:27

You are here: You attend a Sunday morning worship experience. You may know a few people in the church but your involvement is limited. If church were compared to a sporting event, you’d be in the bleachers and not on the field. The Christian life at this stage is nice but not fulfilling. Unfortunately this is where most Christians get stuck. You know there must be more. Your next step is to be baptized into the body of Christ and move toward growing in your faith by joining a Cluster.

Spiritual Growth Options

Captivate Church – To help people gather as the body of Christ:

  • We create a welcoming experience from the parking lot to the nursery.
  • We present the truths of scripture in a clear and compelling manner.
  • We focus on people above programs or production.
  • We center everything around the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ.
  • We are high invitation and high challenge, always pushing toward growth.

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“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” – The Apostle Luke, Acts 2:42

“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” – Jesus’ prayer, John 17:3

You are here: You are taking ownership of the development of your faith. You are placing yourself around other Christians who are reading and studying the bible, having meals together and praying for one another. Attending a weekend service and studying the bible is a great part of growing but staying here will develop your head but not your heart. As you study Jesus and his followers you realize that this growth always leads to loving others as yourself. Your next step is to engage in regular sacrifice and service by giving generously and serving on a ministry team.

Spiritual Growth Options

Captivate Church – To help people grow in faith & knowledge of Jesus Christ:

  • We offer bible study groups called Clusters to develop your faith.
  • We provide books and other resources on Sunday in the lobby at our cost.
  • We create an open and honest culture suitable for spiritual growth.
  • We train leaders to pray for, pray with, love & disciple those in Clusters.
  • We review all teaching and teachers to ensure they hold true to the bible.

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“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Jesus, Matthew 6:21

“God loves a cheerful giver.” – The Apostle Paul, 2 Corinthians 9:7

You are here: You are generous with your time, talent and treasure. You understand that your faith is one of considering others above yourself and living a generous life. You are intentional about serving on a ministry team inside of the church and serving others outside of the church. You do not serve for the affirmation of others but rather the affirmation of Jesus who called you to love Him and love people. You are generous in giving financially to the work of Christ because you understand that you are a manager of money and not an owner. You leverage your talents for the Kingdom and contribute to the body in any way possible. Your next step is to sign up for electronic giving and a ministry team.

Spiritual Growth Options

Captivate Church – To help people live generously:

  • We offer gift assessments to match you with the right area of service.
  • We offer a variety of ministry team opportunities.
  • We offer tax deductible giving done online, in person or by mail.
  • We encourage people to serve outside of the church, not only inside.
  • We hold service projects and trips to expose you to new opportunities.

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“present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” – Jesus, Romans 12:1

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”– Jesus, Matthew 22:37

You are here: You are living a life of worship and are given completely to the mission of Jesus Christ. You have no desire to waste your life on trivial things and you are consumed with a passion to have God move mightily in your lifetime. You live an intentional life on display for the world to see Jesus in your daily activity. Your identity, meaning, purpose, and worth are all found in Christ. Your next step is to multiply your faith by leading someone else to and through the ‘Heart Of God’.

Spiritual Growth Options

Give online at CaptivateChurch.com or email Give@CaptivateChurch.com

Read ‘Don’t Waste Your Life’ by John Piper ISBN: 1593281056

Captivate Church – To help people glorify Jesus with their lives:

  • We encourage everyone to have a mentor and be mentored.
  • We train our leaders and have expectations identical to paid staff.
  • We foster a community of transparency and accountability.
  • We worship ‘In spirit and in truth’ as referred to by Jesus in John 4:24.
  • We encourage and equip you to reach your potential in Christ.

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“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.” – Jesus, Matthew 28:19-20

You are here: You are mature in your faith and you see yourself as a leader. You do not see the local church as a consumer but rather a contributor. Your spiritual life is not developed by receiving only but rather by giving. You desire to lead teams and facilitate or host groups. You view yourself as a rock upon which the pastor and staff can lean on. You speak in terms of vision and solutions. Your next step is to lead someone to Christ and mentor them in the Christian faith thereby continuing the Heart Of God in the life of another person.

Spiritual Growth Options

Captivate Church – To help people share the gospel and mentor others:

  • We teach our members how to share their faith one-on-one.
  • We resource our members with invitation cards to Captivate.
  • We offer message series themed around compelling topics.
  • We maintain a visible presence at community functions and events.
  • We invite our members to share their stories of faith on stage or online.