OUR VISIon

Our vision is to be a Church like the one at Antioch in the New Testament...


The early church family in the thriving city of Antioch was distinct in several ways: It was the world’s first intentionally multi-ethnic congregation. It sent out the world’s first cross-cultural missionaries. It embraced the authority and importance of Scripture while also celebrating the full work of the Holy Spirit. It practiced radical generosity as it helped the poor. It became a resource center that served many other local churches. It brought large numbers of people to personal faith in Jesus from a variety of socio-economic circumstances, life stages, religious backgrounds, and walks of life.

OUR DESTINY

We are called to raise up an Antioch kind of church in the heart of downtown Dallas that will touch our city and our world in seven ways as described in the Bible in the Book of Acts, chapters 11-18:


STRATEGIC - a church that helps many people and many other churches.


“The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.” (Acts 11:21, 24)


SCRIPTURAL - a church that loves God’s Word and tries to do everything it says.


So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people.” (Acts 11:26)


SPIRITUAL - a church where people sense God’s presence and celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit.


“Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul.” (Acts 13:1; 11:27-28)

 

SYMPATHETIC - a church that cares about the disadvantaged and practices radical generosity as it helps the hurting every way it can. 


“The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea. This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.” (Acts 11:29–30)


SYNERGISTIC - a church that looks like Dallas and that looks like heaven by welcoming people from every nationality, life-stage, culture, language, skin color, religious background, economic status, or personal history of success or failure.


“Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus.” (Acts 11:20)


SOUL-WINNING - a church that wants everyone everywhere to know Jesus personally. 


“The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.” (Acts 11:21)


SENDING - a church that helps people discover the reason they are alive and that sends them into every person’s world all around the world.


“While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.” (Acts 13:2–3)

OUR STRATEGY

We are committed to serving you in four key ways:


We want to help you CONNECT with God and with other people.

We believe the best environment for lasting life change is within authentic spiritual community. Besides faith in Jesus, nothing else reaps such rich rewards. This is our starting point for discipling everyone God brings to us.


We want to help you GROW in your understanding of God’s Word so you will follow Jesus in every area of life through the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe an encounter with the presence of the living God and His Word changes people by filling them with His life and grace. We embrace both Word and Spirit as equally essential to every believer’s spiritual growth.


We want to help you find a way to SERVE God by serving people.

In the same way that Jesus came to serve rather than to be served, each of us is called serve others with our God-given abilities, influence, and personal experiences. We want to mobilize you, equip you, and empower you to do that through the ministries of this local church. We realize people are tired of religion and are in desperate need of this good news about Jesus coupled with a practical demonstration of authentic faith. As you “lose” your life in ministry alongside the rest of us at Antioch Church, you will “find” the most fulfilling way to live and we will model His love before the eyes of a watching world. 


We want to help you GO into whatever world God is calling you to, whether it is a world across the street or across an ocean. 

Our goal is to help you make disciples by taking the message of the gospel to everyone in your Jerusalem, your Judea, your Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. In addition to boldly proclaiming the message of Jesus to every person you can, we also want to encourage you to live a missional life through relational and marketplace evangelism that introduces others to Jesus. As you join our church family in responding to your calling, you will help us have a disproportionate impact on world missions through our partnerships with apostolic church leaders, congregations, and ministries around the globe and to provide Christ-centered solutions to our city’s most pressing problems. World outreach is at the very heart of our collective DNA and we believe you have an important part to play in helping do it.


OUR PHILOSOPHY

In everything we do, we adhere to the following core values:

  • Integrity
  • Relationships
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Creativity

Simply put, we want to "HELP PEOPLE EVERYWHERE KNOW JESUS AND LOVE OTHERS!"