Our Vision is about:
LOVING JESUS • SERVING OTHERS • GLORIFYING GOD
We live out our Vision, by carrying out our Mission
Our Mission is about:
BRINGING EVERYDAY PEOPLE, INTO CHRIST CENTERED RELATIONSHIPS, TO DO GOD’S WORK TOGETHER
To carry out our Mission, we promote the following Core Church Values
Our Core Church Values are:
EVANGELISM • FAITH • ENABLING • SERVICE
These Values help clarify the things we emphasize as a church and we seek to live them out in meaningful ways as followers of Jesus.
We are a church family who reaches out with the hospitality of the gospel.
This is demonstrated by compassionate invitations to turn from a life separated from knowing God and towards receiving the free gift of communion with Jesus.
We are a church family who seeks a deeper understanding of the works and wonders of God that we may grow in faith and in the Spirit.
This is demonstrated through the many ways we seek to develop our knowledge of Jesus’ teachings and respond to the guidance of His Spirit.
We are a church family who recognises and encourages all people to use the special gifts God has given them to glorify and grow his kingdom.
This is demonstrated by the opportunities to express these gifts through new and existing ministries that are aligned with the mission of our church.
We are a church family called as the body of Christ to serve one another and the wider community.
This is demonstrated by our willingness to devote ourselves and our gifts to the needs of others as an expression of our faith in Jesus.
These core values are an expression of why we are doing what we do as a Christian community and are our shared convictions that guide our actions and reveal the strengths of our church.
To help us achieve them, we need a map to think about how we get there.
Our Map reminds us to:
INVITE • BELONG • ENRICH • EMPOWER • SERVE
This Map helps others see what we believe are the natural characteristics of who God is nurturing in us as a community. They also represent our journey as followers of Jesus and how God engages us in that journey.
Our F.I.S.H. values:
These remind us of the basic things we are called to nurture in our spiritual lives to engage with God’s love
FAITHFULNESS • INVITATION • SERVING • HOSPITALITY
Faithfulness – growing in faith
My choice to grow in my personal study of the Bible, to spend time in prayer talking with God and to worship God with my church and through my life.
Invitation – growing in confidence
My choice to learn how to articulate my faith and to take every opportunity to invite others so they may grow in the knowledge of God’s love.
Service – growing in compassion
My choice to serve others so my faith is seen not only in what I say, but in what I do as a disciple of Jesus.
Hospitality – growing in relationships
My choice to offer my resources to be there for and with others as an expression of the love and generosity God has poured into my life.
These are the things our church wants to encourage in its members and what we invite you to encourage in others as you become part of this community.