welcome to envision ministries
Mitchell Senti (with his wife Rochelle) is the Executive Director of Envision Ministries. They have two boys, Johnathon and Elisha, and make their home in Bellingham, WA.
Some years ago Mitchell and Rochelle had a vision to facilitate authentic community in the Spirit of Christ Jesus, right in the midst of a busy lonely American culture. Their first venture was a non-profit coffeehouse called Three Trees Coffeehouse. After almost six years they closed the coffeehouse and relocated events to Woodís Coffee on Prospect and Bay St as well as the Majestic on 1027 North Forest St. in Bellingham, WA.
During the six years that Three Trees Coffeehouse was open, God drew a core group of Christians together that served in that setting. He also formed a larger community of faith there and the core group tried to connect people to local churches in Whatcom County, but to no avail. Therefore Envision started a church plant called the Jesus Gathering for the purpose of discipleship of new and disconnected believers from the coffeehouse.
Rochelle had a vision for using the Senti home as a place for ladiesí discipleship, which turned into the Ladies Homestead ministry. Itís a place for women to teach other women to be women of God. Yeah, no guys allowed!
Envision also has a Bible Study called the Jesus Study on Wednesday nights at Woods Coffee on Prospect and Bay St., which is a place for further discipleship.
The core group is Envisionís main discipleship group where potential leaders disciple one another. Thatís where they really try to live out authentic community, which can only be done with not more than twelve people at a time, according to the model Jesus gave while on earth.
Envision is actually receiving Church status with the IRS because it will be operated by a Board that functions as elders and deacons. It is still a missionary effort that requires the help of local churches both financially and in ministry, but because it has a church plant, requires the freedom to make decisions as a Board of elders, and its main purpose is discipleship; it seems wise to pursue that status with the government.
For the next five years Envision plans to develop the church plant (the Jesus Gathering) into an established church with a main pastor/elder other than Mitchell, who would continue to be part of that elder Board after it is launched out on its own. At the same time, Envision desires to reach out to more folks in downtown Bellingham with relational evangelism, prayer and music ministry.
After the church has started to establish itself, Rochelle and Mitchell plan to take that prayer/evangelism/music ministry even further as the Lord leads. They will continue to lead Envision of course, but also use their music as a further ministry tool at that time.
Please join us as we follow Messiah Jesus into new places for the glory of God!