Vision 2020

God is calling Istrouma to a new place.

 Across the past 95 years we at Istrouma have witnessed the faithfulness of God.  He has provided for our needs.  He has multiplied our membership.  He has grown our global impact.  What he has done in the past encourages us to believe that he will do still greater things in the future.  Vision 2020 is a snapshot of God’s call on Istrouma for the next five years culminating in 2020.  In that year we will celebrate our 100th anniversary as a church family.  Let’s “arise” and meet the challenges that still await!

 I am still as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then, for war and for going and coming.  So now give me this hill country of which the LORD spoke...It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall drive them out just as the LORD said” (Joshua 14: 11-12)  

     500 baptisms over the next five years.

     Average 2020 in worship services.

     Ascension Campus Developments.

     Baton Rouge Campus Developments.

     Average 1515 in small groups each week.     

     Grow in generosity by underwriting the Vision 2020 challenges.

     500 new people serving in the ministries of Istrouma’s campuses.

     Recruit and mentor eight interns each year.

     Sponsor New Orleans church plant.

     Start an additional Istrouma Campus.

     Adopt a new IMB Partnership.

     Send out five full-time church planters (locally/globally).

     Secure a Hospitality House.

     Send 2020 on mission over the next five years.