A. Vision

To be sent as the people of God,                   (always on mission)
walking in the ways of God,                           (always learning)
for the good of others                                    (always serving)
and the glory of God                                       (always worshipping)

 

B. Values

1. Biblical foundations

  • Faith – Without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb. 11.1, 6)
  • Hope – Christ in you the hope of glory (Col. 1.27)
  • Love – This is how we know what love is (1 Jn. 3.16)
  • Peace – Glory to God & peace on earth to those with whom He is pleased (Lk. 2.14)

 

2. Christ-centred identity

  • Family with Jesus as Brother
  • Servants with Jesus as Master
  • Citizens with Jesus as King
  • Worshippers of Jesus as Lord

 

3. Sent into the world

  • Touching peoples’ lives
  • Making Jesus known
  • Announcing the gospel of peace
  • Calling on Jesus to act in (Isa 61)
    • rebuilding the ruins
    • renewing the broken
    • restoring the family and
    • returning the lost

 

4. Discipleship focused

  • Loving Jesus
  • Obeying God’s word
  • Spirit dependent
  • Prayerfully expectant
  • Wholly generous

 

C. Beliefs

We believe…

  • In the divine inspiration, authority and sufficiency of the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:15‐17   
  • That God exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit to whom equal honour is due. Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:4‐6 
  • That Jesus Christ, the unique Son of God, became man, being begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. John 1:1‐4; Matthew 1:23   
  • That he died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification. Romans 4:24‐25; 1 Corinthians 15:3‐4   
  • That he ascended to the right hand of God and is now the all‐sufficient High Priest of his people. Acts 1:9‐11; Philippians 2:9‐11; Hebrews 7:25   
  • That he personally will return to receive his people and judge the world in righteousness. Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:16‐17; 2 Thessalonians 1:6‐10   
  • That man has fallen and needs the Holy Spirit’s work in regeneration and sanctification. Romans 3:23; Titus 3:4‐7   
  • That man may be restored by repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Luke 24:46‐47; Acts 16:31   
  • That at death the soul of man does not cease to exist or become unconscious. Luke 23:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8   
  • That the dead will be raised either to life or condemnation and that the blessedness of the righteous and the punishment of the unrighteous will, alike, be eternal. John 5:28‐29; Matthew 25:46