After moving into our new campus in 2007 and experiencing significant growth, we began to seek God for what He was leading us to do next. Recently God began to stir in us a passion for a fresh vision. As a result, we began a process of asking God to show us His direction for our future. After much prayer and seeking God’s heart, we arrived at a direction for our church to head over the span of the next five years.
VISION2020 IS TO SEE A MOVE OF GOD TO BRING 2,020 ATTENDEES EVERY WEEKEND, A SHIFT TO A LARGER GROWTH MINDSET, AND INFLUENCE THAT REACHES BEYOND THE WALLS OF OUR BUILDING, INTO OUR COMMUNITY, AND AROUND THE WORLD.
2020 | We are NOT consumed by numbers but by a passion to reach the lost with the Gospel. However, every number is a person and every person is immensely valuable to Christ. By 2020 we intend to have 2020 people in regular weekly attendance. This will only occur by healthy growth through life change, salvation and baptisms. It will include the stability brought forth through a marked change in infrastructure, communications capability, staff development, and a culture of evangelism, discipleship, and small groups. This will require significant growth of our existing Lake Elmo site providing a variety of ministries with unique identity. As we approach the 2020 time frame we will have developed and sold properties providing a sound financial foundation for the next steps of our growth, as agreed upon with Lake Elmo City Council because we have strengthened our ties and relationship with the Council and local community.
SHIFT | For us to follow God where He is taking us with Vision2020, it will require us to SHIFT. It will mean asking hard questions and listening to honest answers. Vision2020 will push us to SHIFT to an outward focus by asking questions like, “Who is a part of Rockpoint Church, and doesn’t even know it yet?” Reaching the lost will require us to SHIFT from being simply a welcoming church to becoming a welcoming and connecting church. We will shift our emphasis to a culture that pushes BEYOND our walls. For us to follow where God is leading us, it will require us to SHIFT culture, infrastructure, outlook, and expectations. God is calling us to more: to SHIFT from being comfortable to being bold and God-dependent.
BEYOND | If Rockpoint were to close its doors tomorrow, would our community care or even notice? We live in a community and world with great physical and spiritual needs. Vision2020 stretches us to go BEYOND our walls to be a valuable, known, and life-giving influence for the St. Croix Valley community. BEYOND looks to a future of significant multiplication of individuals and churches, as well as global missions investment with strategic partners in order to train national leaders, work with local churches, and to address both physical and spiritual needs as part of building long-term relationships.