As a church we nurture the broken, we look to rediscover our true position and identity, we equip each other in loving relationships and we reclaim our influence and responsibility for humanity.
NURTURE your Broken Parts
Creation is waiting eagerly for the children of God to be revealed. Romans 8:19
I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:34-40
REDEEM your Identity
Everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life. John 3:15
God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:5
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17
EQUIP you for Life and Relationship
“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?
God brought us back to himself through Christ and has given us this task of reconciling people to him.
2 Corinthians 5:18
Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Ephesians 4:11
RESTORE you to be an Influence
You will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes. Isaiah 58:12
You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Matthew 25:21
God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that are on the ground.” Genesis 1:28
As we go through the process of growth and influence we seek to be a safe people (Zech 8:4-5), grounded in love (1 Cor 13), led by the Spirit showing evidence of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, goodness, self-control. (Gal 5:22) and always celebrating the Goodness of God giving testimony to all that He does. (Rev 12:11)
- To WIN People to Christ
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:1
For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making His appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 2 Corinthians 5:19-20
- To TRAIN Believers to Become Disciples
Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20
Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12
- To SEND Disciples to Impact The World
Again He said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so I am sending you.” John 20:21
But the believers who were scattered preached the Good News about Jesus wherever they went. Acts 8:4
- To SERVE the Broken of our Community
Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper. Jeremiah 29:7
Who Are We Trying To Reach?
- Reach the FAMILY to create an INHERITANCE
- Reach the BROKEN so we can restore HOPE
- Reach the YOUNGER generation so we have a FUTURE
- Reach our LEADERS so we can change our CULTURE
We understand that life is a journey, and in that journey we go through times of pain, times of discovery, times of growth and times of influence. And in each of these time we have different needs and different responsibilities.
As we embrace the process of relationship with God, we gain revelation of what God is doing in our lives at any moment. Sometimes we are being nurtured and sometimes we are being stretched but both are from the same loving intent of our Father in Heaven. Sometimes people are responsible for us, sometimes we are responsible for them.