Senior Pastors Mike & Lisa Kai
From humble beginnings in 2001 to a thriving multi-site congregation, Pastor Mike and Lisa Kai are passionate about building the Church. They are visionary leaders with hearts to advance the Kingdom of God by attracting non-believers to Christ, connecting them to their church family, training them for life and ministry and sending each person to fulfill their God-given potential.
Pastors Mike and Lisa believe that “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind can comprehend what God has for those who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9),” and out of this conviction has sparked the emergence of the Equip and Inspire Network.
Each year, the Network hosts the Arise Women’s Conference, Kingdom Man Conference, and the Equip and Inspire Conference, which empower people from across the Hawaiian Islands, US Mainland, and Internationally.
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
JESUS CHRIST, THE SAVIOR
Jesus Christ is the only hope of humanity. Jesus loved us and died to save us from the penalty of our sin and rebellion. The salvation He brings begins with a person’s decision to put faith in Him. That decision opens a lifetime of being healed, restored, delivered from oppression, and set free to stand in spiritual, emotional, and physical wholeness (Luke 4:18)
JESUS CHRIST, THE BAPTIZER WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
Some of Jesus’ last words to His disciple’s concerned empowerment. He charged them to carry on the good works He modeled for them. He promised that He would send the Holy Spirit to give them the power to spread the good news about Him. On the Day of Pentecost, in Acts 2, the disciples experienced the presence and power of God as they became witnesses of Jesus Christ.
JESUS CHRIST, THE HEALER
Jesus went about “doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38). Jesus draws us to Himself in love and then touches us with healing power. He perpetuates that healing power by promising that signs and wonders would follow His followers as they went out to minister (Mark 16:17-18)
JESUS CHRIST, THE SOON-COMING KING
Jesus ascended into Heaven, the angels declared that He would return to take His church to live with Him forever (Acts1:10-11). This is the great hope of those who believe in Jesus as their Savior.
CORE CULTURE VALUES
1. CULTURE OF LOVE
John 13:34-35 NIV
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
2. CULTURE OF SERVING
Matthew 20:28 (NIV)
“just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
3. CULTURE OF HUMILITY
1 Peter 5:5 NLT
“In the same way, you younger men must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, serve each other in humility, for “God opposes the proud but favors the humble”
4. CULTURE OF FAITH
Hebrews 11:6 NIV
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek Him”.
5. CULTURE OF HONOR
“Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”
“Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance.”
6. CULTURE OF UNITY
Psalm 133:1-3 NIV
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.”
7. CULTURE OF GENEROSITY
Luke 12:33 NIV
“Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
“They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity.”
8. CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE
2 Corinthians 8:7
“But as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, and in all eagerness and in the love from us that is in you – make sure that you excel in this act of kindness too.”
“Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other presidents and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.”
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
Inspire Church exists to:
-A: Attract non-believers to Christ
-C: Connect them to their church family
-T: Train them for life and ministry
-S: Send them to fulfill God’s calling on their lives
OUR VISION STATEMENT:
Inspiring people to fulfill their God-given potential