What is Envision?

As a ministry of the C&MA, Envision identifies and develops missional leaders who innovate, establish, and strengthen communities of faith in key urban environments.  

  

Who is Envision Cleveland?

Our Mission

Envision Cleveland desires to come alongside the local church in reaching the marginalized and poor in the urban environment. 

 

Our Vision

Envision Cleveland seeks to see individuals and communities, freed to be alive in Christ and to live on mission.

 

Our Core Values

To see our mission and vision come to life, Envision Cleveland will

·       Internionally come alongside the local church

·       Develop disciples and missional leaders

·     Provide impactful and meaningful ministry experiences

 

Why Cleveland?

Cleveland was once one of the great industrial steel towns of the mid-west, but during the last 5 decades Cleveland has experienced devastating change.  The population has decreased by over 50%, the educational system has fallen in to disrepair, and the prevailing attitude has been bleak.  But it is a new day, Cleveland has been experiencing somewhat of a renaissance in it culture, direction and potential and there is a growing conviction that the Lord is moving in powerful ways in the region.  Doors of kingdom opportunity are opening in the midst of the despair, in the midst of a rapidly developing refugee population and in the midst of collaborative kingdom minded churches and organizations. It is in this environment that Envision Cleveland is taking root.  One of the unique characteristics of this Envision site is the collaborative nature of 8 urban C&MA churches (which represent a vast array of diverse cultural, ethnic, economic, and ministry philosophies) along with several non-C&MA partners in provided ministry experience and spiritual formation for Envision teams, interns and residents.