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Kingsview Free Methodist Church believes God is calling us to be “An Inwardly Healthy Church with an Outward Focus.”  So we intend to be a Missional Church: our purpose is not just to grow the church but to transform our community.

God has spoken to our hearts in many different ways and at different times in our quest to understand His Will.

He has spoken to us particularly during several of the Leadership Weekends.  And he has spoken to us through His Word.

There are several Scripture texts that have directed and guided us as we have sought to discern God’s vision for Kingsview Church, among them:

Isaiah 61:1-6, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners . . . to comfort all who mourn and provide for those who grieve in Zion . . . to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”

Matthew 5:13-16, “You are the salt of the earth . . . You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill can’t be hidden. Also, people do not light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand. Then it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine in front of others. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will praise your Father who is in heaven.”

2 Corinthians 5:17-20, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”