Vision & Values
 

Vision:

Loving God, Living Life – Reaching out for Jesus.

Mission:

Reaching this community through the practice of the faith and principles of the New Testament Church in a relevant way.

 

We value:

Being a Healthy and Missional Church that has

Passionate Spirituality, Functional Systems and Godly Relationships

 

 

Passionate Spirituality

# Uncluttered Christianity

We have many areas of agreement with other Christians, and commit ourselves to living out the faith and principles of the New Testament church. We leave room for freedom and diversity in non-essential matters in order to be a healthy church that is missional by being contemporary and relevant in our community.
 
# Baptism and Discipleship
We are committed to following Jesus. We call people to make a new beginning with God through baptism and to grow to be like him, to become passionate in their spirituality, learning to follow him in daily life in the power of the Holy Spirit.
 

# Communion as Sacrament

Our corporate spirituality is centred on the Cross and our direct encounter with the presence of Jesus at the communion table. The sacrificial love of Jesus motivates us to respond in worship, service and mission.

 

Functional Systems:

# Functional Leadership

Believing that the church is the body of Christ, we value servant leaders being chosen for particular tasks on the basis of God’s call and gifting. Our leaders exist to serve and build up the body, work to keep it healthy and equip God’s people to fulfil our vision and mission.
 

# Being a Lay Movement

We affirm that ministry belongs to all of God’s people and that this ministry is to be exercised missionally, both within the church and wherever God has placed his people in his world.

 

Godly Relationships:

# Working for Practical Unity

Believing that the church is one, we seek opportunities to cooperate with other Christian groups to achieve functional unity, while acknowledging our structural diversity.
 

# Belonging Together

As members of the body of Christ, we respect and celebrate both our shared values and our diversity. We come together to worship and to support and build each other up, so we may grow in our capacity to serve and minister as part of both the local and the wider church.
 
 
We value our involvement with Churches of Christ in NSW, with which we are affiliated.
(www.freshhope.org.au)