Mission, Vision, & Commitments

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THE MISSION

We exist to glorify God by enjoying Him, as we grow in maturity in Jesus Christ and go in the power of the Holy Spirit with the message of the Gospel to all peoples.

GLORIFY

We exist to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. We long to worship and walk day by day so that our enjoyment in Jesus Christ will grow greater and deeper and more consuming. As a result we believe that God will be glorified in our lives, in our relationships and in our ministry. Worship happens in private as we commune with God alone; it happens in homes as we worship God as families; it happens corporately as we gather as a local church to worship God, and it happens spontaneously as we corporately work together for the good of the community and witness God at work changing lives and structures.

GROW

The Great Commission is a call to evangelism and discipleship. The New Testament church was a community built by evangelism and living out discipleship. Paul said, “I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!” He also said, “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”

We are to so teach, so disciple and so encourage others that they might grow into maturity in Christ to the end that they might entrust this same Gospel reality to others.

GO

We also see a call in Scripture to go outside of comfort, outside of culture, outside of ease, and outside the camp. It is a call to go in sharing our faith, to go with acts of mercy, to go in planting churches and to go to all nations with the good news of the Gospel.

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THE VISION

The vision of Jubilee is unique. The neighborhoods of Philips and Powderhorn are also unique. We are seeking to blend together in partnership the resource of many people and some existing ministries to accomplish the end of seeing a vibrant church reaching out with the hope of Christ and bringing about change in this challenging environment.

The partnerships with which we are working show a flavor for the unique direction we are headed. Jericho Road is a mercy ministry with whom we work closely seeking to meet physical needs in the community.  Jubilee Youth Center is a ministry seeking to reach out to the urban youth in our community. Partnering with Bethlehem Urban Initiatives connects us with the vision and resources of a larger and older downtown church. Our partnership with Hope Academy gives mentorship opportunities with urban youth and helps fulfill their vision for providing a Christ-centered education.

Our combined efforts in this city are taxing. This is an area that is economically challenged and negatively labeled by society at large. This is a people who are ethnically divided. By God’s grace we are pursuing the impossible, and as he works through many, the many will glorify him as God of this city.


JUBILEE LAUNCH SERVICE

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OUR COMMITMENTS

We hold to numerous commitments which we identify under five main categories:

  1. God and his word
  2. Our church
  3. Our families
  4. Our leadership
  5. Our city

If you would like to know more about our commitments, we encourage you to attend one of our Get to Know Jubilee Classes, held once each quarter. View our calendar to find the date of the next one, and email family@jubileeminneapolis.org with questions or to RSVP.

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JUBILEE IN THE BIBLE

The Year of Jubilee: In Leviticus 25, we learn that every 50 years marked a special occasion on the Israelite calendar called The Year of Jubilee. The celebration of Jubilee marked freedom from slavery and debt. Jubilee is the proclamation of liberty to all of the inhabitants of the land, and it anticipates greater freedom to come (Leviticus 25:10). 


The Spirit-Empowered Servant: Isaiah 61:1–4 picks up the theme and tells of a servant who will bring true freedom and liberty. The Spirit of the Lord would empower the Servant to bring good news to the poor, to bind uptake broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, freedom for those bound in prison, and to proclaim both the Lord’s favor and the day of his vengeance.  


The Servant Arrives: Luke’s Gospel (Luke 4:16–30) records surprising news about Isaiah 61:1–4. As Jesus began his ministry to proclaim the Kingdom of God, he announced that Scripture found its fulfillment in him. The specific text he quoted is Isaiah 61:1-4. We gladly boast in Jesus, who is our Jubilee! In him and because of his work, Christians are free from the slavery and debt of sin and recipients of great liberty. Now, believers proclaim the freedom found in Jesus through their lips and lives as they go with the Gospel and good works to those near and far.  


Join us for a Get To Know Jubilee Class to learn more!