Discipleship – We are followers of Jesus.
Our aim is to live as followers of Jesus. We desire to learn His teachings so we know the right things about Him and His Kingdom so we can live the right way, worshipping God in Spirit and Truth. We hope to become like Him and to carry on His Kingdom vision for the world.
Mark 1v17, 8v34-37, Acts 2v14-41, Ephesians 1v20-23, Colossians 1v15-20
Family – We are adopted into the Father’s family.
Our aim is to live as a family. We desire to love one another as brothers and sisters in everything we do as we gather and scatter in community.
Mark 3v35, Acts 2v42-47, 4v32-35, Romans 8v14-17, Ephesians 1v5, 3v15, Philippians 4v1
Mission – We are sent by the Spirit.
Our aim is to live as missionaries and followers of our missionary God, both in our local contexts and around the world, empowered by the Holy Spirit. We hope to join in God’s mission to put the world back into the shape He intended.
Matthew 28v18-20, John 20v21, Acts 1v8
Learning – We learn from the Scriptures.
Our aim is to be a people formed by the scriptures, hungry and thirsty for the voice of God. We desire to be challenged by the scriptures both in our corporate gatherings as well as our smaller communities, that through this we might fall more deeply in love with the Creator of all things, God Himself.
Joshua 1v7-8, Psalm 1, Matthew 22v29, 37, 2 Timothy 3v14-17, 2 Peter 1v19-21
Justice – We do good.
Our aim is to live out the gracious and generous way of Jesus, sharing with those in need, inside and outside the church, locally and globally. We hope that we might become a church where there are “no needy persons among us”.
Job 29v12-17, Isaiah 1v10-18, Amos 2v4-8, 5v24, 6v1-7, Micah 6v8, Acts 2v45, 4v32- 36
Church Planting – We plant churches.
Our aim is to recapture a theology of place – to be a kingdom presence everywhere God has placed us. We hope to carry the gospel forward locally and globally by planting kingdom minded churches everywhere God leads.
Genesis 1v28, Matthew 28v18-20, Romans 1v7, 1 Corinthians 1v2, Ephesians 1v1, Philippians 1v1
Generations – We call the emerging generation.
Our aim is to be a community that raises up and releases young people into the kingdom of God. We also believe that in this “fatherless generation” one of the best things a church can do for young people is to have them serve and learn side by side with older followers of Jesus. We hope to be a church family that has the vitality and energy of youth along with the wisdom and experience of maturity.
Psalm 145v4, 2 Timothy 2v2, Titus 2v3-4
Kingdom – We step expectantly towards the Kingdom.
Our aim is to be a Kingdom focused people. We believe that the Kingdom of God is the healing, life-giving rule of God where His will is done, on earth as it is in heaven. But the kingdom is also coming in the future when Jesus comes back to extend God’s rule over everything. We desire to be active participants in the renewal of all things as we partner with churches to serve our cities, do justice and preach the good news of Jesus.
Matthew 6v10, Mark 1v15, Jesus’ parables
Prayer – We Pray.
Our aim is to be a people who pray. We believe that prayer changes reality by moving the hand of God and so we pray for His will to be done here on earth “as it is in heaven.” We hope to see God’s will done in our communities as we pray, seeking to know His will and calling upon His powerful hand to renew all things.
Matthew 6v9-10, Acts 1v12-14, 4v23-31, Ephesians 6v18-20, 1 Thessalonians 5v17