To build a diverse church of 300 world changing disciples in order to glorify God and to re-present Him in every sphere of life.
300 – The specific number isn’t important; it simply says that we don’t want to settle for small. A church of 300 has the potential and resource to bring real benefit to the community, and to add its support to community initiatives. Currently we are much smaller than that, but our desire is to grow.
World changing – this isn’t imposing a ‘Jubilee’ vision, but is rather about individuals rising to their full potential – all that God made them to be, world changers.
Disciples – We are all on a learning journey ourselves, but we can also reach out a helping hand to others – Jesus command to us is to make disciples of all nations.
In order to glorify God – the greatest privilege any of us has is to know God personally and to learn to love Him without restriction.
Re-present: As disciples we get to partner with God in Jesus and the Holy Spirit, to be the feet and hands of Jesus today. Our desire is to do this in a natural way, sharing the same compassion and mercy that we see in Jesus when he walked this earth.
In every sphere of life: Being a disciple is not restricted to one or two meetings a week, but as those who are Christ followers we can carry Godly wisdom and breakthrough into every avenue of human endeavour, be that religion, family, business, education, government/military, arts & entertainment, medicine, the media, sport, science, engineering, in fact anywhere! We believe that in God your carry the potential to be a culture setter whatever your work or life setting.
We have a big vision….
TO GO: We want to see all the church go and share the good news of Jesus Christ with thousands of residents in our area. We want to send many across the nation and the nations on short-term and longer-term missions.
TO GATHER: We want to see be a community where everyone can belong. A vibrant, healthy community gathering all generations, socio economic groups and many nationalities. A healing community that includes the hurting, the depressed, the frustrated and the confused. A place where they can find love, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance, encouragement and purpose.
TO GROW: We want to see members grow into world changing disciples of Jesus. We want to see children, young people and adults develop into spiritual maturity, living out purposeful lives. We want to see every believer baptised and seeking to apply Biblical truth to real life situations and relationships and be full of God’s Spirit.
TO GIVE: We want to see members give themselves in the service of others. We want to become a resource centre that provides teaching, training, coaching and counselling and serve the churches in our area. We want to be ‘salt and light’ in our community, as agents of positive change providing care for the vulnerable.
TO GLORIFY: We want to see our services and gatherings full of thankful, vibrant, joyful praise and worship and passionate prayer that glorifies our Heavenly Father.