Mission: Why we are here?
Jesus commissioned his disciples to help more people discover new life in him. Jesus put it like this: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20) This is still the mission of the church today, nearly 2000 years later!
Values: What matters around here?
Here are some of the things that matter most to us right now in how we live as a church community. We call these our Current Values
Nurturing Faith: Supporting, Transforming, Encouraging, Teaching, Training, Empowering
Serving Others: Sacrificial generosity, Demonstrating kindness
A Welcoming Community: Being ‘home’, Accepting, Valuing everyone, Humility
Outwardly focussed: Missionally minded, Missionally supportive
Holy Spirit led: Experiencing God’s presence, People of prayer, Valuing the Prophetic, Freedom in the Spirit
God is still at work in us, and we believe he desires us to grow so that these things will matter most to us. We call these our Aspirational Values
Transformation: Maturing disciples, Authentic transformation, Seeing growth, Wholeheartedly applying God’s word, Developing leaders
Sacrificial Service: Serving people in our communities and around the world, Generosity with time and finance
Authentic Community: Being home, Welcoming, Transparent, Accountable, Valuing everyone, Humble, Honest
Missional People: All on mission, Engaged in local and global mission, Community transforming
Holy Spirit Empowered: Spiritually passionate, expecting signs and wonders, prophetic, apostolic, with prayer at the heart of all we do
Courageous: Living boldly in all things
Vision: Where are we going?
God has called us to build life changing church communities through which people discover Jesus, and are transformed and empowered to make a positive difference in the world.
This is the kind of church we aim to be: One which increasingly radiates God’s love, and is a light for those who need hope. One which helps people discover life changing faith in Jesus. One through whom ordinary people encounter the extraordinary love of God.
You can download our full vision statement here: DOWNLOAD
Strategy: How are we moving forward?
To help us take practical steps towards making this vision a reality, we follow three simple steps, inspired by the actions of the very first followers of Jesus.
Gathering – Gathering together and encountering God
Growing – Growing together in God
Going – Living for Jesus in all that we do