Volunteers
CORE VALUES

OUR VISION

Our God inspired vision is that of being an oasis in the midst of an urban desert –

  • a peaceful place where people can find refuge, care, hope and guidance;

  • a constantly renewing Holy Spirit led congregation rediscovering the heart of God for the lost;

  • an equipping Christian community that releases people to serve and reach out to others

- in Christ.

 

OUR CORE VALUES

Christ-Centredness
We acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the head of our church and submit ourselves to a life of faith and obedience under Christ’s saving Lordship. “. . faith working through love.” Galatians 5:6 (Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:8-10)

 

The Bible
We believe in the integrity and authority of the Bible as the written word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit.  It is our guidebook for daily living. We seek to understand and apply its truths in a way that ministers grace and urges obedience.  (2 Timothy 3:16; James 1:23-25)

 

Prayer
We believe that God hears and answers our personal as well as corporate praise and requests for healing, help and guidance.  Therefore, we believe that prayer is foundational and so undergirds all of our ministries and activities. (Matthew 7:7-11; James 5:13-18)

 

Unconditional Love.

In response to God's unconditional love towards us we care for others, showing love, acceptance and forgiveness; and we endeavour to be open, accessible and approachable, and embrace all who are seeking God. (John 13:34-35; Matthew 5:44; Colossians 3:12-14; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23)

Worshipping God
Worship is a lifestyle that acknowledges God's supremacy in our personal lives as well as in our gatherings as a community of faith. Corporately we seek to be relevant and authentic, worshipping in spirit and in truth. (Romans 12:1-2; Psalm 100:1-5; John 4:23-24)

 

An Outward Focus
Responding to the saving grace of God we seek to honour Christ’s call, and to spread the good news about what he has done for us by sharing this truth with people who do not know him. As part of this response we are committed to meeting the physical and emotional needs of people in our local community and beyond. (Matthew 28:19-20; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Luke 4:17-19; James 1:27)

 

Christian Community and Ministering to One Another
We believe that church community is the best place for people to grow in their faith, to exercise their gifts, to worship, to be cared for and to care for others. We seek to serve by being generous stewards of our gifts, time and money, and we seek to discover and use the Spiritual Gifts that God has entrusted to us to encourage and build up each other for the benefit of our community. (Acts 2: 44-47; Ephesians 4:29-32; Hebrews 10:24-25)

 

Biblical Leadership
We seek to be empowered by the Holy Spirit and enabled by the leaders of our community of faith as we participate in ministry. We embrace a leadership that is forward thinking, creative, and flexible, who through sound planning develop effective strategies which they clearly communicate to the people that they lead.  (Acts 6:2-5; Ephesians 4:11-13)