Vision & Culture
LOVE FOR THE LOST
HEART FOR THE HOUSE
FAITH FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE
This is the church we see, the church we’re becoming…
A church with a heart of LOVE!
’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. ‘This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ’Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV). ‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion, prayer and intelligence.’ Matthew 22:37 (MSG). ‘Love extravagantly…’ 1 Corinthians 13:13 (MSG).
1. LOVE GOD
This means to lead a God-centered life, loving him with all our passion, knowledge, emotion and strength, putting Him first, making his priorities our priorities and declaring “Your will, not mine”, that we live close to the One who has set us free, having personally encountered Jesus’ love, forgiveness and grace, to know we are known and to live to know Him more.
2. LOVE PEOPLE
We’ll be known for our extravagant love for others out of the love we have received; being generous, unconditional, and doing above and beyond what is required. Love sees the best, it never gives up; love rescues, recovers and restores. Our love will transform lives! Love is spelt ‘E.F.F.O.R.T!’
3. LOVE LIFE
To know we were born for a purpose, on purpose and on time! God has created you brilliantly, planting abilities and talents within you. To love yourself is to understand that God first loved you just as you are, to know that you are precious, respected and valued. Stand confident, shine bright and commit to growth, becoming all you can be.
A church that speaks in FAITH and TRUTH, that is the HOPE and stands in UNITY:
FAITH says; “The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:37 (NLT). Faith believes, faith trusts, faith is faithful to God and His purposes. Faith is thankful for the things not yet seen and persists through adversity. Faith asks for the impossible and receives miracles, breakthrough and lives transformed. Faith is confident in the future, released from the past and lives full of faith for today.
HOPE; The bible says to “hope unswervingly”, which means to be steadfast, constant & undeviating from what we are believing for. We are to be relentless in our pursuit of what God has promised will happen, and that we’ll ‘hopefully’ see much more!! After all, we’re not in a win/lose scenario, but a win win! Hope says, “It’s a new day, what’s the best that can happen?”
TRUTH; We are desperate to see people finding freedom in every sphere of life, by having a personal revelation of Jesus and allowing Him to set them free. To not only know of Him, but also to encounter His love, power and grace, which restores hearts, changes mindsets and equips us for life, from the inside out!
UNITY says; “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 (NIV). “I’m with you, I support you, I’ll add strength to you and it’s not about me!” It’s standing together with ONE vision for the common cause of advancing the Kingdom of God; it’s speaking the same language, protecting, building and moving
forward as ONE. “Where God sees unity, He commands a blessing.” (Psalm 133:3). Together we will see greater things!