Vista began as a church plant in January 2007 out of the rock-solid, community-influencing ministry hub that is Heritage Christian Church in Westerville, OH. After almost five years, in early October 2011, we ventured into our own plant (a new site) in Worthington, OH: Vista Worthington!
And now we have plunged ourselves into the faith-building, God-trusting, Jesus-dependent commitment to planting three more sites by the end of 2015. When and if that should occur, we will be a multisite movement of five total churches by 2015. #5by15!
Sometimes we forget what we’re about. Sometimes we get sedentary. Sometimes we get distracted internally. Sometimes it takes a vision to keep us alive (Prov 29:18).
What’s first? Who’s going? When? Where? — Good questions!
It’s arrogant of us to presume we know God’s timing, and so we hold loosely to #5by15, and instead look for God’s blessing in the many, many things that need to fall in place to go forward in a healthy way.
Pray, Vista, pray. Ask questions. Express your reservations. Encourage one another. Lean in with faith. Analyze with courage. We’ll do this thing together and by God’s grace…or…we won’t do it. This is a missional movement, which is who we are. At Vista Dublin, this likely means many of you could be stepping up and stepping out for God’s new endeavor. For Vista Worthington, our first “site plant,” you’ve been there, done that. You have so much to add to this conversation because you’ve gone through it. Show us how it’s done.