Freedom Church exists to encourage, equip, and enable people to walk in their God-given purpose through authentic, life-giving relationships and the dynamic presence of God.
We are commanded in Scripture to encourage one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 3:13) for the purpose of building each other up and keeping each other strengthened in our faith. Constant encouragement enables the believer to pursue God’s ultimate purpose for their life without becoming a casualty in the search of their destiny.
The old saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." We equip people to win daily in their homes, jobs, and dreams. Equipping others to minister effectively is a Scriptural principle modeled by Jesus and mentioned in Scripture: “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-13). Equipping the Believer empowers them to minister to others and gives them the opportunity to mature in their faith.
When the believer is encouraged and equipped, they become enabled to function in a capacity of leadership that encourages and equips others to become leaders as well. When we enable believers to function in their God-given purpose, multiplication in leadership is the outcome (Ephesians 4:11-12).
Jesus said, “So love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy. And here is the second: 'Love others as well as you love yourself.' There is no other commandment that ranks with these” (Mark 12:30, 31). The believer is commanded by Jesus to love. Love is our purpose. Jesus also commanded the believer to, “Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always , even to the end of the age" (Matt. 28:19, 20). Our God-given purpose is to love God, to love others, and to go into all the world to make disciples.
Authentic Life-Giving Relationships
We encourage people to be “real.” Our goal is not to be “self-righteous,” but to be grateful for the grace God has given us to function as victorious champions in this world. Champions know obstacles lie ahead. They are transparent about the struggles they face, knowing other believers are there to cheer them on. When it seems they have failed, they get back up knowing their Father God is well able to help them overcome.
Dynamic Presence of God
As believers in Christ, we have been given the Holy Spirit and the dynamic Presence of God to encourage us, empower us, equip us, and enable us to walk in our destinies (Luke 11:13; John 14:26; Acts 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 1:5).
We see transformed cultures through the power of the cross and demonstration of God’s Kingdom.
We see a church passionate for God and His purposes for us on Earth.
We see a church passionately in love with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – a love that captures our hearts and catapults us into our divine purpose here on Earth. This love is so overwhelming that the church becomes a powerful force of influence in our city, state, region, country, and world. The church that we see has no boundaries for expanding the Kingdom of God. We see the world as our mission field.
We see a Church that is fervently praying and passionately praising.
We see prayer meetings throughout the city going on 24/7. The church that we see is relentless in praying for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. This prayer movement, coupled with extravagant praise, will be marked with unusual manifestations of God’s power and will pave the way for awesome displays of God’s strength.
We see our church impacting our city.
We see our church impacting every generation in Aberdeen, especially the children. Children all over the city will be influenced by Kingdom principles that will be shared and transferred for several generations to come - bringing about a form of contagious Christianity that expects the miraculous and spreads the love of God in all sectors of our society. We see a church being generous to our community through random acts of kindness that will establish the truth that “God is good” and He cares deeply for all mankind.
We see our church as a catalyst for spiritual growth and numerical growth in our city.
The Church that we see will impact every sector of society for the Glory of God. We see people moving to Aberdeen, SD because of an outpouring of God’s Spirit on the hungry and thirsty souls. This will be a place where the hungry will dwell and miraculous provision will come to further the Gospel of the Kingdom.
We see our church expanding to multiple sites.
We see our church as “The Hub inside The Hub,” meaning Church, in Aberdeen, SD, is the first of many campuses that will be established in our region. One church with many locations is our aim. We are a church that will equip many pastors to lead churches in small towns around Aberdeen, SD under the Freedom umbrella. We see our church impacting the culture of many small towns and bringing a message of hope and destiny through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We see a church training, equipping, and mobilizing the masses to impact our world.
We see a church committed to training people in Kingdom ways such as demonstrating the power and love of God through the “Good News” message of Jesus Christ which includes signs, wonders, and miracles. We see many people coming from all over the region and the world to be equipped at our church and training center, afterwards being sent out to all over the world with the anointing of God to bring freedom, hope, and healing to various people throughout the Earth. We see our church feeding the poor, healing the sick, bringing hope to orphans, and establishing Freedom Churches in other countries.