Theological vision is a faithful restatement of the gospel that reflects a particular type of culture at a specific moment in history. This faithful restatement of the gospel has deep implications for life, ministry, and mission. Theological vision sits between a church’s doctrinal foundation and the way they practice ministry.

doctrinal foundation: what to believe

Timeless truths from the Bible about God, how we relate to him, and his purposes in creation.

  • Theological tradition
  • Denominational affiliation
  • Systematic & biblical theology

Theological Vision: how to see

A faithful restatement of the gospel that reflects a particular type of culture at a specific moment in history with rich implications for life, ministry and mission.

  • Vision and values
  • Ministry "DNA"
  • Emphases, stances
  • Philosophy of ministry

Ministry Expression: What to do

How the Gospel is lived out in a particular church in one community at a specific point of time.

  • Local cultural adaptation
  • Worship style & programming
  • Discipleship & outreach processes
  • Church governance & management

The City to City Theological Vision is best expressed through our DNA: Gospel, City, and Movement.

All content on this page adapted from Center Church by Timothy Keller