By God’s grace, we will identify and develop leaders through Gospel Transformation,
(see 2 Timothy 2:1-2)
By God’s grace, we will reproduce leaders who will identify and develop others in rebuilding, repairing, and restoring their own communities –spiritually, socially, and economically,
(see Isaiah 61:3-4)
God has always worked through covenants with His creatures.
Through Christ, this covenant is richly attended with both spiritual and physical blessings to all. As the visible Body of Christ, God’s people have been summoned and enabled to be a blessing to all mankind.
God has been faithfully present among His people, especially in the coming of Christ Jesus to earth.
As a localized body of Christ, we are called to be faithfully present in the city, and seek the welfare of and minister to the needs of others in the city where God will plant us.
(Jeremiah 29:7, Nehemiah).
Scripture reminds us of the spiritual opposition to God’s kingdom expansion. To this end, CLPC believes that there are hosts of spiritual strongholds all over the place where the Lord has called us to serve. Even though Christ Jesus was manifested to destroy the works of the devil, (see 1 John 3:8), Jesus made it a practice to regularly withdraw to pray. CLPC wants to lead God’s people in emulating our Savior and the Head of the Church in this regard.
Jesus then taught His disciples to pray, and as the Body of Christ, we see prayer as the vital breath of every Christian. Paul exhorts God’s people to pray “at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints”, (see Ephesians 6:18-19).
Alfred Tennyson once said: “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.”