Capture the heartbeat of our Church.
In our hearts we dream of a church that will… Love God, Love others, and Build the Body of Christ.
“Jesus replied, 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. The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up, until we all reach unity in the faith, and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, as you go, disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you every day until the end of the age.”
What are the values that define our church?
Rejoicing in God through praise, worship & thanksgiving.
Willing participation in the joy of others.
Actively pursuing the call of God on my life.
Loyalty to each other.
Pursuing Peace / Peace maker / Self-control / Short accounts.
Liberally giving of time, talents, gifts, and resources in the service of God & others.
Treating people with dignity & respect.
The act of caring for others.
Gentleness – The power to act but choosing not to.
Sticking with the task / Standing by people.
Endurance / Commitment / Tenacity.
Putting others first (Ahead of self).
Servanthood (Using your life for the wellbeing of others).
Accurate understanding & application of scripture.
Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Honesty.
1 Corinthians 3:4-7;
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”