Jesus Christ is the centre of our universe

He is the ‘…the visible image of the invisible  God’ Colossians 1:15 (NLT).

He became ‘the author and source of eternal salvation to all those who give heed and obey Him’ Hebrews 5:9 (Amp.)

He is the greatest demonstration of God’s love for us – ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life’ John 3:16, (KJV).

Jesus wants to live through us so that, ‘My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me’ Galatians 2:20 (NLT).

Mission

Love God    Love People    Make Disciples

How do we do this?

Upward Love God  Mat 22:38 – Deepening our relationship with God with an ever increasing discovery of the height, width and depth of His love and willingness toward us! Our goal is Christ-likeness! To be filled continually with God’s Precious Holy Spirit!

Inward – Love People  Mat 22:39 – Love our neighbours as much as ourselves. Becoming the friends and followers we were designed to be! We demonstrate loyalty and faithfulness and we must begin with ourselves, loving one another.

Outward Make Disciples  Having an outward focus on the lost – so that we, like Jesus, have a heart to ‘seek and save those whom are lost.

Forward – Make Disciples Teaching those we win to Christ to obey all things Jesus commanded us. Our desire is to make disciples who continue replicate God’s heart by making disciples that make disciples. This is the one and only basis of a prevailing church. Mat 28:19 + Ac 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses (evidence and proof) to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Vision

To be so filled with the Holy Spirit – we constantly ‘do as the occasion demands!’

 

Isa 54:1 “Sing, barren woman, who has never had a baby. Fill the air with song, you who’ve never experienced childbirth! You’re ending up with far more children than all those childbearing women.” GOD says so! 2 “Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big! Use plenty of rope, drive the tent pegs deep. 3 You’re going to need lots of elbow room for your growing family. You’re going to take over whole nations; you’re going to resettle abandoned cities.

 

BUILD a Community of the Spirit.

By developing deep-spirited friendships with one another based upon the commands and examples of the NT. At the heart of this community the key principle is the place and power of the cross. Through the cross, we enter the pre-existent community of Father, Son and Holy Spirit and discover the basis of true unity and love. This experience should produce close relationships with one another and a passionate desire to invite others to experience and participate in what we have through Christ.

INITIATE  Acts of practical love.

Our goal is for every Christian to be a minister / missionary / pastor to their family, neighbourhood and workplace. Church is where we are trained and equipped and commissioned every Sunday to enter our Harvest Fields and Work for God for the remaining six days! All of us are not only to pray ‘your Kingdom Come’ but also to believe that statement enough to act like we really believe it and passionately do something about it! ‘C’ Groups are where we connect, pray, discuss, plan and strategise to change our world.

GROW ourselves, our groups and our church.

All living things on Planet Earth have been designed to explode with growth. Cells are the smallest unit of life and at their heart, each cell has it’s own unique DNA, organising and driving the growth and multiplication. Each of us has our own specific and unique DNA that identifies us. As Born Again Christians, the DNA we have received into our lives is Christ! We are now members of His Body and have received His DNA, which inspires us to ‘seek and save those whom are lost!’ It was God’s original and ultimate intention to fill the earth withpeople and then bring many ‘sons’ to glory! He loved His own Son so much, He wanted to fill heaven with sons just like Him.