Our VISION + MISSION
VISION: To create the most compelling model of a church community founded in the truth of scripture and faith in Messiah Jesus, making disciples who the Spirit empowers in preparation for the Kingdom to come.
MISSON: Preparing the world for the Kingdom to come.
1. Jesus is the centre
Jesus is the central priority of everything we do. He is the Messiah. He is the King of Kings and the only one who we serve. He is the living word (Torah). He exemplified what living in the Kingdom of God looks like, and through Him, by faith, we can receive grace and will be resurrected when Jesus returns. He is the only way by which mankind can be saved.
THIS IS ABOUT OUR PRIORITY
2. We BELIEVE BIG
We believe that God is all-powerful and, therefore, nothing is impossible for Him. Mark 11:24 says, whatever we ask in His (Jesus) name, if we believe it, then we shall receive it. Our posture is to lean into God. If there is sickness, we pray. Our default setting is faith and trust in God.
THIS IS ABOUT FAITH
3. We SPEAK WELL OF OTHERS
Our language and tone of speaking is always to honour and lift up others. We aren’t people who slander, but we will exhort, encourage and build one another up. We look for opportunities to bless others in our speech.
THIS IS ABOUT VALUING OTHERS
4. We are contributors, not consumers
We believe that being a follower of Jesus compels each of us to take action and to be an active contributor to our community. We are the best servers. Part of our weekly and regular church life includes serving in our area of gifting. Our attitude is to bring our best to God. In doing so, we aren’t merely serving man/our neighbour, but rather our service is to the Lord.
THIS IS ABOUT TAKING ACTION
5. We underpromise and overdeliver
When we say we are going to do something, we will do that thing. We like to be people who underpromise and yet overdeliver in excellence. We are people of our word. Our yes is yes and our commitment is our commitment. Sometimes that can be costly, especially if we overcommit, which is why we will often underpromise but always look to overdeliver.
THIS IS ABOUT INTEGRITY
6. We don’t maintain, we multiply
We believe that we will be judged on the fruit (discipleship) that we produce and as good stewards, that God would continue to add to us and our responsibility. True disciples are those who make disciples. We are people who invite people to church. We are people who invest into and add value to others.
THIS IS ABOUT ONGOING GROWTH
7. We ARE the friendliest people on earth
We believe in a culture of hospitality where we think of others continually. We invite people to our homes and lives. We are a community that loves food, family, life and fellowship. Sundays are the perfect opportunity to meet and greet new visitors and take the next step of engaging people in our lives.
THIS IS ABOUT HOSPITALITY
8. WE ARE GENEROUS AND GIVING
We are people who look for opportunities to bless other people. We value acts of kindness, giving and charity and that we will be involved within our means when an opportunity arises. This means we give our tithe. This means that we bless the poor.
THIS IS ABOUT KINDNESS
9. WE love exploring the scriptures
We want to know God and know what He expects of us. We want to live according to His Kingdom and that His Kingdom would reign on earth through us, and He has provided both a written constitution (The Bible) and the Holy Spirit to live in this manner. We want to be people who know God’s word and understand how that applies to us and others around us.
THIS IS ABOUT DISCIPLESHIP
10. WE BELIEVE THAT THIS TOO IS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
We believe that no matter where we are, what is happening, whether good, bad or indifferent, that all things are for the glory of God. We are people who praise God no matter how we are feeling. We sing, dance and are joyful. This doesn’t mean that we are ignoring what is happening around us, it simply means that everything, no matter how GOOD or BAD, is all for His glory.