Authentically following Jesus includes being an active member of His family. A healthy church family is a place where you are welcomed, valued and accepted; where you are encouraged and lovingly challenged; where lost, the broken and the lonely find faith and family; where you have
opportunity to be real, vulnerable, and understood.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
We feel particularly called to build strong God-honouring families in our community. This will require equipping men to be better husbands and fathers, women to be better wives and mothers, and children to respect and honour their parents and siblings. Included in this is the emphasis on strong age-appropriate ministries. People of all ages and stages will be
able to contribute to building this value.
…submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
We recognize that apart from God we can do nothing. In light of this knowledge, we will commit ourselves to seeking God’s perspective in all our decision-making. We will abandon our comfort zone in order to obey God more devotedly and further His mission.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
pray without ceasing
We commit to be a church where people are encouraged into loving
service for others. The Kingdom of God is not about just sitting back and receiving all the time, but it means getting involved. It means seeing a need and filling it, just like Jesus.
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
We commit to being a church that communicates the good news about
Jesus Christ in deed. With the resources God has given us, we commit to
being people who see and meet needs in our church family, local
community, and in specific circumstances around the world.
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, . . .
We believe that the Spirit of God uses the Word of God to transform lives. We articulate relevant messages that are contextually applicable and a culturally appropriate explanation of God’s desire for our lives.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God[a] may be complete, equipped for every good work.
We believe that ALL of God’s people are uniquely gifted to take a part in ministry, so we will equip and empower every member to fulfil their God given purpose.
For as in one body we have many members,[a] and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
We are generous with our resources; we seek to be a blessing to others at every opportunity.
I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”