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