Purpose & Values
1. We do community
In a cluttered world, we are ever intentional with pursuing healthy fellowship. We do life together, laugh and cry together, explore God together, worship together, serve together, grow together, pray together and build Christ’s beloved church together.
Acts 2:46 ‘Everyday they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.’
Personal Application: I will be a regular and active part of a church service and Connect Group
1. We see beyond
Our suburbs need the love of Christ. We are not preoccupied with our personal agendas, but we press in to see beyond; see the bigger picture; see as He sees. We live and give sacrificially to the work that God has called us to in our community and around the globe. We are therefore strategically active in seeing the incredible mandate Christ has entrusted us with come alive.
1 John 3:16 ‘this is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our life for others’
Personal Application: I will be an active part of 'beyond'
2. Prayer is our oxygen
Prayer is opening the doorway of communication, intimacy and power with our heavenly Father. The New Testament church was birthed in a prayer meeting and fuelled by continual prayer. We believe it is our prayer, and corresponding obedience, that pulls heaven's heartbeat into earth’s reality. Let us pray His Word and swing our sword. Let us call on the Lord. Let us pray continually.
Ephesians 6:18-20 ‘And pray... pray... pray... pray... pray.’
Personal Application: I will intentionalise personal & corporate prayer
2. We think +1
We think others. We live in a place of expectation and readiness for +1 moments which are intentionally engaging with a person distant from Christ in a way that moves them a step closer to Him. We remove the pressure of having to be maniac evangelists, while carrying the heart to reach out in a way that is true to our unique wiring. Our intention is to share the love of Christ, see people receive Him as Saviour and Lord, be water baptised, and grow into disciples who live and share the life that Jesus gives.
John 15:16 ‘I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.’
Personal Application: I will diarise +1 intentionality
3. Committed to growth and fruitfulness
We aim to realise the potential God has woven inside, rise in influence and continually become more Christlike. We are committed to a discipleship journey; a journey of continual growth. Stagnancy is not an option. We study the Word, listen, ask, sacrifice, read, connect, seek and abide in the vine. And as we do, we expect the Kingdom power of God flowing through us to bear much fruit in every sphere of our lives.
Philippians 3:13-14 ‘One thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me’
Personal Application: I will discover and be active in living God’s incredible purpose for my life
3. We unashamedly shine bright
We expect the victory of Christ to be real in our lives and we let His light shine through us for the world to see. This light is uplifting, excellent, attractive, unifying, door-opening, creative, life-giving, relevant, vibrant, grounded in integrity and overflowing with love and service.
Matthew 5:14-16 ‘You are the light of the world... let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.’
Personal Application: Where my feet do tread – my light will shine
4. Relationships matter
Marriage matters; parenting matters; family matters; relationships matter. We think generationally and we are a church for all generations. Our heart is that the next generation will stand on our shoulders and shine brighter for the glory of God. We put on love, elevate unity over preference and speak life to those around us.
Colossians 3:14 ‘Put on love which binds together in perfect unity’
Personal Application: I will invest into my key relationships
4. We are supernaturally normal
We expect God to move powerfully and supernaturally through us, in any and every setting we step into; but we are committed to minimising needless weirdness. We won’t stop at the edge of our comfort zone or ability zone, but we keep in step with His Spirit and step into the place of faith.
Acts 4:29-30 ‘Enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of Jesus.’
Personal Application: I will wisely respond to the ‘nudge’ of the Holy Spirit