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Mission and Vision


MISSION

We are a church called by Jesus Christ to teach, serve, and witness in love to our community and to one another. Our desire is to know Jesus more fully and to make Him more fully known as the Spirit transforms our lives into Christ’s character.


VISION

Acknowledging the gospel’s call, hearing the expressed needs and desires of the congregation, and recognizing this church’s unique relationships with Pepperdine University and the American Restoration Movement, we accept that we are uniquely equipped and prepared to achieve a fuller understanding of God’s word; cultivate a deeper fellowship with one another; gain clearer insight into God’s saving grace; and provide a powerful ministry to college students. We intend to offer and participate in worship that honors God and fully engages the minds and hearts of the members of the University Church. We commit to becoming a more powerful source of God’s redemptive message so that we may through His son Jesus Christ help provide spiritual renewal and support to the Pepperdine community, to the less fortunate, and to all the communities we serve.


Respond, Prepare, Support, Engage, and Integrate

We will prepare the church spiritually to accept the great challenge of the ministry ahead.

Specifically, we will select elders, ministry leaders, and members to respond to the call of this vision.

We will prepare the church structurally and financially to support the ministries needed to strengthen its various communities (University students, campus residents, and Malibu
neighbors, among others) according to their need.

We will engage the various communities of the church meaningfully and consistently so that they may receive and respond to the gospel.

We will prepare the church spiritually and practically to support those who respond to the call of the gospel.

We will integrate newcomers into the heart of our community and the work of discipleship.

Our Short Term Approach

Implement a new ministry structure similar to that described on the next page.

Engage in the elder selection process during the 2011 calendar year.
Select a “minister for community engagement” to identify opportunities for the church to be of greater service to its various
communities. This ministry volunteer would work closely with both the service and missions ministries to advance the mission of the church.

Explore the possibility of reaching out to the Malibu community more effectively through a new off-campus initiative that would create a space for spiritual conversations and transformation as well as other outreach possibilities.

Select an active and diverse worship committee to help design biblically-rich, God-centered, and spiritually-evocative worship services that encourage openness and transparency and that foster strong community ties.

Consider whether to revert to our former name—“the Malibu Church of Christ.” 

Initiate an annual ministry and leadership evaluation process.
 

Our LongerTerm Approach

Organize geographically-based fellowship and outreach groups.

Involve every student and resident member in the work of the church and its ministries.

Better align campus ministry interns and student members with core ministries of the church to encourage integration and participation of college students in the congregation’s standing ministries.

Strengthen our association with SOS, Malibu Labor Exchange, The Artifac Tree, Manna, and similar organizations as a means of establishing better relationships with people in need and providing community leadership and coordination.

Provide each member with simple and easy resources to develop a spiritual growth plan that emphasizes personal spiritual disciplines, biblical knowledge, fellowship, discipleship, and outreach.

Continue developing a team of student members who will coordinate Bible studies on campus for non-Christians (Seaver and graduate students).

Increase member participation in ministry to our college students.
Campus Ministry Mission and Vision
July 2014
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2 Adult Care Group
Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Collide
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
Thomas Fitzpatrick speaking on this year's theme G ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

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3 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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6 Manna Food Bank Donation Day
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 8:00am -12:30pm
Donations of oil, coffee, sugar, canned and paper ...

Bible classes
Location: Various
Time: 9:00am -9:50am
Here are our Fall 2013 Bible Classes: Adult Cla ...

Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Join us in Stauffer Chapel for a special time of a ...

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9 Adult Care Group
Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

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10 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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13 Bible classes
Location: Various
Time: 9:00am -9:50am
Here are our Fall 2013 Bible Classes: Adult Cla ...

Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Join us in Stauffer Chapel for a special time of a ...

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16 Adult Care Group
Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

(Click day to view main calendar)
17 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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20 Bible classes
Location: Various
Time: 9:00am -9:50am
Here are our Fall 2013 Bible Classes: Adult Cla ...

Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Join us in Stauffer Chapel for a special time of a ...

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23 Adult Care Group
Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

(Click day to view main calendar)
24 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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25 No Events

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27 Bible classes
Location: Various
Time: 9:00am -9:50am
Here are our Fall 2013 Bible Classes: Adult Cla ...

Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Join us in Stauffer Chapel for a special time of a ...

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30 Adult Care Group
Location: Tiner Court - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
 The Wednesday Night Adult Care Group that ha ...

Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

(Click day to view main calendar)
31 Ventura County Bible Study
Location: Moorpark
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
The Thursday night Bible Study at Steve and Diana ...

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