Vision 2025

What is Vision 2025?

During our 20th anniversary year, we asked God, ” What do you want us to do next,” and through that prayerful process, He led us to Vision 2025.

Every time someone comes to Christ, every time there’s a new small group started, every time a church starts, there’s worship being established. That’s what guided us in launching our five-year ministry focus called Vision 2025.

Vision 2025 is about expanding and adding new areas of ministry focus and mission investment, and you can learn more about each one below.

Vision 2025 Focus

A big part of Vision 2025 is expanding our outreach by establishing a life group in every neighborhood where God has placed 121ers. God may be calling you to launch a LifeGroup, and we’d love to walk alongside and equip you.

Also, that there would be worship established everywhere students gather, whatever it might look like, on their teams and campuses, so that worship is being established in every segment of our culture, across the local communities and cities in which we live, work, and play.

Reaching our local neighborhood is another Vision 2025 priority, and God is doing incredible work in our community through our Spanish Service and other efforts. For example, we recently purchased a mobile home to establish a place to meet and gather right in the community. It’s just one example, as we pursue the goal of “establishing worship where there is none” with the aim of 200 plus families in the local neighborhood coming into authentic relationship with Christ.

We host an early learning center called Lionheart Children’s Academy at our building, and with Vision 2025, we’ve established a scholarship program for children and families that would otherwise be unable to afford quality education and care. Through these scholarships, young lives are being shaped by Jesus, and their families will be changed by the love of Jesus. Close to 20 children per month are enrolled through these scholarships at present.

God is engaging the people of 121 to invest in starting new churches in DFW. We want to launch new locations out of our current body to Establish Worship in surrounding communities. And we are also making intentional investments in local church planters. For example, we are currently investing in the launch of Trinity Gospel Church in south Dallas.

Nationally, we’re already a part of several church plants. And we’re asking God that we might be a part of three more church plants in hard places during Vision 2025. One of those, a partnership with a new church plant called Seven Mile Road Church in Cape Cod, began in the middle of 2020. We have a team of volunteers actively seeking out our next investments in National plants.

Then beyond the US, we’ve been working hard internationally to establish ministry partnerships in unreached regions in Africa. We’ve made great early inroads in supporting the mobilization of multiple church planters and establishing several new church plants in Burkina Faso. And we are working with another church partner to establish Christian schools in an area with little Gospel presence.

Over the years, Bible Translation has become a big part of what we are about at 121, and we’ve had the joyful experience of investing in a number of Bible Translation efforts, bringing the Word to people who current do not have access to a Bible in their own language. With Vision 2025, we’re taken that effort to a new level and we will invest a minimum of $750,000 into Bible translations over a five year period.

We’re anchoring all of this in Ephesians 3:20-21, that God would do above and beyond exceedingly anything we could ever ask or think. It would be for his glory and for his honor. For that to happen, EVERYTHING we do needs to be anchored, guided and supported by prayer. The Lord has raised up a committed team to help us seek God’s direction on all of our Vision 2025 efforts, and we’d love for more 121ers to participate that team.

How Can I Get Involved?

Pray

Download our Prayer Guide

To join our prayer team, email Eric Estes

Serve

To find a way to serve, email Elvis Gallegos

Give

You can give online here

To give by check, write ‘Vision 2025’ in the memo line