Steve DeNeff - Luke 24:36; 44-49; Acts 1:4b-8. The Church is the hope of its community. CWC is uniquely positioned to influence both the community and the Church. As a century-old institution, with community leaders involved, we are positioned to bring the gospel into every domain of our city. As a home church for over six hundred next-gen leaders, we are positioned to send them with deep convictions into churches all over the world. Like the first disciples, God calls us to “gather (and) stay until we’ve been clothed with power from on high,” (Lk 24:49) and then “to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Our mission is to gather and to send. We gather people from the city and the Church, and help to clothe them with power from on high, then we send them back to the city and the Church to be witnesses all over the earth.