WE ARE A CHURCH THAT SEEKS THE PRESENCE OF GOD
This is the first priority God has placed on our hearts. Why is this so important and what does it mean for us? Firstly, anything we attempt to do without first seeking the presence, purpose and will of God will not succeed. We can do nothing without Him for His Kingdom, our church, our family or even ourselves. The church was born in the power and presence of God and our church seeks and remains in that place of seeking God’s presence, guidance and power. In order for us to make this a priority we continuously create more opportunities for worship, prayer, using the gifts of the Holy Spirit and sharing the revelations God has given us through the Bible, prophecy, dreams, visions, words of knowledge and words of wisdom, and to pray for the blessing and anointing of the Holy Spirit to do miracles both inside and outside the church.
WE ARE A CHURCH THAT NURTURES HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
One of our core beliefs is that every generation needs every other generation to become spiritually, mentally and emotionally healthy. Healthy relationships both peer to peer and intergenerational relationships bring life to us. Children who feel safe, secure, loved and valued by their church family stand a far better chance of growing up happy and secure with a deep sense of the love of God modelled by their church family. Their future faith, happiness and health will benefit and they will pass this on to the next generation. Likewise, youth and young adults not only need their peers but also need the older generation to pass on wisdom, show compassion and be safe people they can go to in times of need, again building a deeper sense of community. The older generation also have something to learn from the younger, and can be inspired by their passion and energy. When we are truly family in this sense, then each generation will not only become healthy in relationships but will learn responsibility for each other and the life-affirming, life-giving principle value that Jesus taught us; to love God and love others as much as we love ourselves.
WE ARE A CHURCH THAT GIVES OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO BECOME TRUE DISCIPLES OF JESUS
We are committed to sharing the message of the love of Jesus with everyone. For those who respond to His love we will support them fully on their journey of faith by teaching about, and giving opportunity for, those who have come to faith to be baptised in water. To teach new believers what the Bible tells us God has done for us by providing the Holy Spirit to be with us and to guide us and fill us with the power to live supernatural lives as disciples of Jesus. We are committed to equipping people to move in the gifts of the Spirit, to read their Bible and learn the meaning of scripture for themselves. To hear God speaking to them and how to pray and respond to God in worship. We are committed to helping people become part of a group that will help them grow and also to feel fully part of our church family.
This is what is most important to us as a church family.