Our purpose and desire is:
to grow God’s Kingdom by embracing our community in friendship so that an increasing number can encounter Jesus
Short purpose statement:
Embrace Community, Enjoy Friendship, Encounter Jesus
Our hope for our church is that it will be:
▪ Jesus centred and God honouring
▪ Friendly and welcoming
▪ A place for all ages, cultures and backgrounds
▪ Exciting and inspirational
▪ Attractive and risk-taking
▪ Relevant and transforming
▪ Integrated in our community
▪ Generous and loving
▪ Filled with worship bringing hope and comfort to a lost world
Family: we value support, encouragement and friendship so that all can feel part of a large family
Serving: we value people doing their best in serving the church
Care: we value caring for others in our church family, our community, our city, our country and in the world
Teamwork: we value working together, honouring and including others to produce a shared purpose
Generosity: we value giving for the benefit of others
Wisdom: we value the pursuit of wisdom through the Word of God so that we can act justly and wisely
Relevance: we value ministry that is modern, engaging and socially significant
We believe God exists and that He is a being of unimaginably wonderful power, goodness and love.
We believe God has expressed Himself uniquely in His Son Jesus, who lived, taught, died, and rose again for our sakes. He is our Master and Teacher, Saviour and Friend.
We believe the world exists because God created it, that it belongs to Him and therefore we should cherish and care for it.
We believe all human beings have dignity, because they were created by God in His own image; and great worth because they are valued by God beyond our ability to measure.
We believe this world has pain and suffering because human beings have, in freedom, made the wrong choices.
We believe God does not intend for sin and suffering to get the last word but is at work to redeem and reconcile what He has made.
We believe God has revealed the truth about Himself in the Bible which is our authoritative guide in faith and action.
We believe the Spirit of God is available to us and in this way we can be closer to God than the air we breathe.
We believe that Baptism on confession of faith by immersion in water is an important way for believers to publicly commit to their faith.
We believe that God is equally accessible to all the faithful and that every Christian has equal potential to serve God.
We believe the Church is the community through which God wants to bring love, healing, and growth to the human race to which He invites everyone, who is willing to follow Jesus, to join.
We live in hope because one day Jesus will return, love and justice will prevail, and God will set the world right.
We believe that as followers, we should do our best to model God’s final Kingdom of love, justice and well-being to our contemporary world.