Our church family has adopted a ‘vision statement’ and four key church ‘values’ that we hope will help us stay focused on Jesus Christ and his mission for the church.
So here’s our vision statement. It’s about everything we do being driven by the good news about Jesus, for God’s glory, and the growth of his church:
“In prayerful dependence on the Holy Spirit and being guided by the unchanging truth of the Bible, our vision is to be a vibrant, intergenerational, multicultural community where the good news about Jesus Christ drives us into loving relationships, spiritual growth, willing service and clear witness – that the church might grow and God be glorified.”
We also have four ‘core values’ that emerge from our vision. Here they are:
1. LOVING God and others – We are committed to being a community that genuinely seeks to love God and those around us. (Mark 12:30; 1 John 3:23; 1 Cor. 13:13)
2. GROWING in spiritual maturity – We are committed to seeing people make continuous spiritual progress, becoming more like Jesus as we follow him together. (Rom. 8:29; Matt. 28:18-19; Heb. 10:24)
3. SERVING others using our gifts and resources – We are committed to actively seeking to use what God has given us for the good of others, and the strengthening of the church. (1 Pet. 4:10; 1 Cor. 12:7; Mark 10:45)
4. WITNESSING in word and deed – We are committed to witnessing to others the good news of Jesus Christ, in all we say and do. (Acts 1:3; Matt. 5:14; Phil. 3:8; 1 Cor. 15:58)