Living to make a difference
This is our central vision as a church community;
Living to make a difference by being a Christian heart at the centre of our communities.
Our strategy for making this vision a reality has three vital themes…
Learning & Growing Together
Growing as followers of Jesus
Sharing Jesus Together
Sharing the good news we have experienced
Living out our faith in everyday practical ways that make a difference locally and globally
Vision and Strategy Document
our current strategy runs from 2021 – 2024. Each year we have updated it to reflect where we are at in the process
Our Vision and strategy is enabled by the structure and management. The latest version of the document setting this out can be seen below
These are the values we hold to as a church community. They characterise everything we do…
Continuity and Change
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. But, the gospel of His salvation must be proclaimed afresh in each generation.
Cross and Resurrection
We honour what Jesus did for us on the cross, and embrace the cross for ourselves while receiving the power of His resurrection to set us free.
Gracious and Truthful
We aim to be kind and generous in the way we respond to others whilst clearly communicating what we believe and why we believe it.
Leadership and Every-member ministry
We believe in missional church leaders and that every Christian serves like Jesus in their home, church, work and life.
Mission and Community
The Church must reach the lost and the poor, and work for justice, as well as being a grace-filled community where people find relationship, healing, faith, hope and love.
Natural and Supernatural
We believe in natural reason, wisdom, skill and medicine. We are also learning to operate in the supernatural gifts of the Spirit to minister as Jesus did.
Now and Not Yet of the Kingdom
We live in the good news of the Kingdom of God and expect signs and wonders; we also know that suffering will be part of life until Jesus returns and makes things new.
Transcendence and Presence
We celebrate God’s transcendent majesty, at the same time experiencing His intimate presence as we encounter Him in heartfelt worship.
Unity and Diversity
We unite under the banner of Christ, and honour differences in worship style and emphasis.
Word and Spirit
We believe and teach the Bible as the written word of God, whilst hearing and obeying the voice of the Spirit speaking to us individually and collectively.
Young and Old
We need the wisdom of age – aligned with the enthusiastic passion of younger people.