'In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.'
Isaiah 2:2–3 (NIV)
The C3 of the future will spread very broad.
We will be in every nation on Earth, every colour, every ethnicity, every age.
I’m believing we will become 1 million worshippers every weekend around the globe.
We will also be a movement of at least 1000 churches. We are aiming for this by 2020, however, even if we don’t manage to hit that target by then, that’s not a problem. We will still continue on to become 1000 churches.
Right here, in Sydney, I am believing with you for 100 worship locations to be planted throughout the city.
We will see the greatest harvest of souls into the Kingdom of God we have ever witnessed in C3.
I see our people on fire. Committed to the mission of Christ.
I see C3 vibrant, colourful and energetic.
Our leaders will be of all ages, young and old, men and women. We are committed to constantly raising, releasing, respecting and celebrating new generations of men and women of God.
We will see great revival for all ages, children, teenagers, young adults, families and seniors.
We will also see great revival amongst many nationalities right here in Sydney.
I also see pushback against the C3 of the future, but this will cause growth, vitality, fruitfulness and strength. This will call for leaders to be strong, united and faithful.
The C3 of the future will rise from the grassroots of connect groups, then in congregations all around our city, then large gatherings in major events.
I see us with a momentum and traction from the Spirit of God that is unstoppable. The power of the Spirit will increase. People will be raised from the dead in our gatherings. God will visit us with signs and wonders.
Most of our people will be everyday people like you and me, but I also see the C3 of the future reaching and including many highly influential people, business leaders, government leaders, the people of wealth and influence will be reached.
This will call for big leaders, secure men and women, who can think broadly and generously, not petty people with small minds, easily threatened, but with big faith and wide grace. This will call for people who are not locked down into their own agenda, but are able to be engaged in a purpose that is larger than all of us.
I see us moving together in one spirit and one mind.
Because we are multi-site, with many locations, we can continue to grow horizontally, with greater emphasis on community.
I believe in C3.
After nearly forty years, we are able to see the long term healthy fruit of what we have been doing for 3 generations in families.
We have seen a culture in which people have been able to settle into a journey as a follower of Christ for a lifetime.
We have seen a leadership culture create a legacy from one generation to the next. We are committed to expanding a Christ centred, soul saving, disciple making, church planting church.
Chris and I know that this church and our movement will obviously outlive us all.
We are energised and excited about the future.