We Want to See
All for Christ Jesus
We long to see all people joyfully living for Christ in all of life.
God highly exalted Him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow… and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
For Christ’s love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: If One died for all, then all died. And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the One who died for them and was raised.
WE ARE CALLED TO:
Make disciples of all nations
In love, and for the glory of God, we pray and proclaim the gospel of Jesus to see people connect, grow and serve.
Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
We proclaim Him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
CONNECT | GROW | SERVE | BELONG | GATHER
God builds his church through people prayerfully proclaiming His Word, focused on the gospel message about Jesus.
We aim to be a church that is deep in the word, devoted to prayer and passionate about people.
As we seek to make disciples of all nations, we engage in five key activities:
• Connect – lost people connecting to Christ.
• Grow – saved people growing in Christ.
• Serve – saved people serving Christ.
• Belong – people belonging to a loving community.
• Gather – people joyfully gathering for public worship.
Underlying these five activities is a foundation with two pillars. In all we do we aim to glorify God and to love people.
This reflects the great commandment that Jesus gave in Matthew 22:37-40: Love the Lord your God with all your heart... and love your neighbour as yourself.
These things matter to us:
We exist not for ourselves, but for God and for his glory. We long for his name to be hallowed, for his kingdom to come, and for his will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Colossians 3:17, Matthew 6:9-10)
The focus of our faith is Jesus Christ. He is our Saviour and Lord who died for our sin, rose to give us life, now rules the world and will return to judge. This is the message we proclaim, our source of hope and joy, and the pattern for how we want to live. (Colossians 1:15-29, Ephesians 2:1-10, Philippians 2:5-11 & 3:7-11)
We enjoy and rely upon God the Holy Spirit, who lives and works in us. We look to Him to enlighten us, to transform us, and to empower us to live Christian lives. (John 14-16, Acts 2:36-39, Ephesians 3:14-19)
Each person is precious, made in the image of God and loved by him. We recognise that we have all sinned, and can only be saved by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus. People and relationships matter more to us than plans and activities. (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:21-26, 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1)
The Bible is God’s written word, by which Jesus builds the church. We are committed to private and public reading, preaching, and teaching of the Bible. We submit to its authority in all matters of life and doctrine, and seek to respond with humble faith and obedience. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Through Jesus, we have the privilege and responsibility of prayer. In prayer we offer praise, confess our sins, give thanks and make requests to our Father in heaven. We seek to rely on him for all things. (Luke 11:2-4, Colossians 4:2, Philippians 4:6)
Jesus commanded us to love God and love one another. We seek to build genuine relationships of love expressed in personal and practical care, faithfulness and forgiveness. (John 13:34-35, 1 Corinthians 13, Ephesians 5:1-2, 1 John 4:7-21)
God calls us to reflect his holy character. We want to live consistent Christian lives, pleasing God in all we do, growing more like Jesus and bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit. (1 Peter 1:13-16, Romans 12:1-2, Galatians 5:16-25, Titus 2:11-14)
God gathers us together as a family of believers. We meet regularly to express our unity, to engage with God, and to spur one another onwards in Christian living. We enjoy community life, seek to share each other’s joys and struggles, and work together in the cause of Christ. (Hebrews 10:25-26, Philippians 1:3-8)
God has given every Christian a vital part to play in the church. We encourage each other to use the gifts and resources God has provided to serve Christ and his church, and to do good to all people. (1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Ephesians 4:1-16)
Jesus commissioned us to make disciples of all nations. In love we seek to present Christ to those around us, and to promote the spread of the gospel in all the world. (Matthew 28:18-20, 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1, Romans 10:14-16)
Under God, we pray, plan and work hard to see more people turn to Christ and be established in his church. (Matthew 9:35-38, Acts 2:47)