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The journey of Antioch Community Church from beginning until today is a story of simplicity and devotion to Jesus—a story of tremendous power, courage, and spiritual success. It’s a captivating and stirring story of literally tens of thousands of lost people coming to Christ.
So what’s their secret? The truth is Antioch is not doing anything new; everything they strive to become is straight from God’s Word. What’s unique about Antioch is their passion for Jesus and their sold-out commitment to pursuing His purposes.
Passion & Purpose is about the people of God—His church—passionately pursuing Him and being deeply committed to His purposes. Nothing more. Nothing less. But the results are changing the world!
This is a story of people who believe that the Church is still God’s vehicle to change the world.
Jimmy Seibert is the senior pastor of AntiochCommunity Church in Waco, Texas, as well as the founder and president of Antioch Ministries International (AMI). He has served the Antioch church in that role since its establishment in 1999.
Jimmy is passionate about loving God and making Him known in all the earth. He and his wife, Laura, have been involved in training and sending out church planters for more than twenty-six years, seeing hundreds of Christians go to the mission field. Their desire is to see the local church own the vision of establishing churches throughout the earth.
Throughout his humble journey of simple devotion and obedience, Jimmy, Laura, and those who have served with them at Antioch have been overwhelmed by the Lord’s faithfulness, goodness, and power. Under their leadership Antioch Community Church has grown and impacted Waco, Texas, and planted churches in the U.S. and around the world.
Jimmy and his wife, Laura, have been married for twenty-seven years. They are so proud of their children: daughter Abby and her husband, Kyle Van Hecke, daughter Lauren, and two sons, Caleb, and Daniel.
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“Passion and Purpose. Two words that resonate deeply with me and my love for the church. But this commitment and belief in the church is shared
with amaz- ing people like Pastor Jimmy Seibert. His endurance and loyalty to
the local church has opened the door for many to hear the gospel, receive
salvation, and be empowered to impact their community, both locally and
globally. My prayer is that his words equip and empower you to change the world
through the power of the gospel.”
~Christine Caine, Hillsong Church, Australia, and Founder, The
“Living for Christ with passion and purpose is truly an
adventure, and there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of His
story. Jimmy Seibert and Antioch Community Church have been right in the middle
of this. You will be inspired by their story and how they have seen God at work
in their community and around the world. My prayer is that you will carefully
read this book with an eye on how it can point you toward pursuing Christ and
His purposes more each day.”
~David Wills, President, National Christian Foundation
“At a time when many churches have become ingrown and are
struggling for survival, Antioch Community Church has discovered the key to
relevance and spiritual vitality. Reflecting the New Testament principle that
the local body of Christ exists to reach the nations, Antioch is effectively
mobilizing and discpling believers to impact a lost world for the glory of God.
Hundreds of Antioch missionaries are engaging unreached people groups around
the world; the Antioch movement has spawned dozens of church plants throughout
the United States, primarily among university communities, replicating the
evangelizing, discipling, sending paradigm that represents the cutting edge for
fulfilling the Great Commission.”
~Jerry Rankin, President Emeritus, International Mission Board,
Southern Baptist Convention
“Antioch is built on a foundation of godly character, skilled
competence, and clear strategy to ignite movements of disciples making
disciples of Jesus among the least reached people of our world. Antioch goes
around the corner and around the globe to serve the least and the lost. I have
witnessed the impact of their ministries for many years in many countries, and
I highly commend them to you.”
~Floyd McClung, Director, All Nations, Cape Town, South Africa,