Led by Pastor Derwin L. Gray, Transformation Church (TC) began with a group of 178 people who believed in God’s vision to be a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community. God provided and transformed a warehouse with green Astroturf, batting cages, and no parking lot, into a worship space. On its first Sunday of services, February 7, 2010, the church welcomed over 700 people. Since then, TC has continued to grow exponentially, and thousands of ethnically and generationally diverse people have experienced the life-transforming love of Jesus and formed a local church.
The Vision of Transformation Church is to be a multiethnic, multigenerational mission-shaped community that loves God completely (Upward), ourselves correctly (Inward), and our neighbors compassionately (Outward). The vision of Transformation Church is birthed out of the very heart of Jesus.
The Great Commandment
And He (Jesus) said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:37–40 ESV
The Great Commission
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations (ethnic groups), baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18–20 ESV
In Transformation Church’s vision, “multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community” is from the Great Commission and “love God completely (Upward), ourselves correctly (Inward), and our neighbors compassionately (Outward)” is from the Great Commandment.
A High & Lofty View Of God
We are committed, through the Spirit’s enabling power, to teach a high and lofty view of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All our actions, teaching, prayer, mission, and spiritual transformation will be driven by our view of God.
The Transformative Gospel Of Grace
We are committed, through the Spirit’s enabling power, to be a community that invites and seeks out the wounded, the brokenhearted, and the marginalized so that they can be transformed by the Gospel of Grace into the image of Jesus, joining Him on His mission to transform the world.
We are committed, through the Spirit’s enabling power, to the belief that Grace is Jesus Himself coming to live in and through His people. Life in the Kingdom is empowered by the King of Kings, not human effort.
We are committed, through the Spirit’s enabling power, to partner with other churches that desire to advance the Kingdom. We will not compete with other churches.
Multiethnic & Multigenerational Diversity
We are committed, through the Spirit’s enabling power, to multiethnic and multigenerational diversity.
We are committed, through the Spirit’s enabling power, to ministry excellence. Ministry excellence is worship! Our systems and structures must function with excellence in order to steward the people of Transformation Church.
We are committed, through the Spirit’s enabling power, to leadership development. The Church rises or falls on the shoulders of Her leaders; therefore, every member must be seen as a “royal priest” and a leader.
People Over Production
We are committed, by the Spirit’s enabling power, to value people for more than what they can produce. We will not prostitute people over and against their spiritual health and transformation.
We are committed, by the Spirit’s enabling power, to develop a biblical, servant-hearted community, in which we serve each other through our grace-gifts as we serve in our spheres of influence by being the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus.
We are committed, by the Spirit’s enabling power, to be a missionary community. Therefore, we’ll communicate the timeless truths of God’s Word in a way that displays the relevant nature of the Gospel to address contemporary issues.
We are committed, by the Spirit’s enabling power, to financial generosity. We cannot outgive our God; therefore, we will teach and live biblical financial stewardship. One day we hope to give away 30% of our income.
We’re excited about the team of people God has brought together as servant leaders here at Transformation Church. Our team desires to see God move Upward, Inward, and Outward in their lives and in His Church! We believe Together Everyone Achieves More!
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