Purposes

Matthew 22:37-39: “You shall love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” 

Matthew 28:18-20: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” 

Acts 1:8: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses.” 

From these 3 passages, we derive our reason for existence and the five purposes for which we’ve been created: 

  • Planned for God’s Pleasure – WORSHIP
  • Formed for God’s Family – FELLOWSHIP
  • Created to Become like Christ – DISCIPLE-MAKING
  • Shaped for Serving God – MINISTRY
  • Made for Mission - EVANGELISM

Passions

As a community on mission together, we help one another and those not yet with us, through the outworking of what we’re passionate about:

  • To KNOW Jesus and to make him KNOWN
  • To LOVE Jesus and to love OTHERS
  • To FOLLOW Jesus and to help ONE ANOTHER do the same

Plans

Plans are the vehicle and disciple-making strategy that serves our purposes and into which our passions are woven. It gives us a lane to run in and a direction to take. It helps to move our people deeper into God in a structured and measurable way. You can find out more about how this works for you at our Get Connected evening.