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Church Cultural Values 2016-11-01T13:52:27+00:00

Inclusive Culture – “invite to the banquet anyone you find.”
(Matthew 22:9)
We are building a church where anyone and everyone is welcomed and accepted. Whatever your background, wherever you are from, this is a place where you can grow in your life with God. Jesus came to rescue people, not condemn them. We are imperfect people who love God and are on a journey of faith and you are welcome to journey with us.

Relational Culture – “They devoted themselves to fellowship.”
(Acts 2:42)
We are committed to growing and relating together. Through our small group network of Lifegroups there is a place where everyone can meet together to encourage and strengthen one another through prayer, fellowship and Bible study. Lifegroups are a vital part of our church life.

Devoted Culture – “They devoted themselves.”
(Acts 2:42)
We are wholeheartedly devoted to Jesus Christ, His Kingdom and the local church. Jesus Christ is number one in our lives. We express this through our commitment to Him in exuberant worship and through practical ministry and service in the church and community. Everything is done to excellence because He deserves the best.

Enthusiastic Culture – “Never be lacking in zeal.”
(Romans 12:11)
We believe in living life to the full and doing everything with enthusiasm. This is a positive, faith-filled church where we are excited about all that God is doing in our lives. Great things are happening and that is reflected in our extravagant worship and ministry.

Optimistic Culture – “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
(Jeremiah 29:11)
We truly believe that our best days are yet to come and that God has got good plans for everyone regardless of past mistakes and poor choices. Therefore we endeavour to serve with positive and cheerful attitudes that speak of our hope we have found in God.

Large Culture –“The Lord is not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
(2 Peter 3:9)
We believe God has a large heart and passion for helping hurting people and has a large plan to rescue them. Therefore we desire to build a numerically large Church with a large vision

Relevant Culture – “They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being communicated.”
(Nehemiah 8:8)
We are very passionate about communicating the message of Jesus in a reverent and modern way for the purpose of clearly being understood in today’s generation. This value in reflected in all aspects of our Church including our premises, preaching, teaching, worship and outreach.

Reverent Culture – “I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted”
(Isaiah 6:1)
We believe God is holy, all powerful and is the creator who sustains all life. Therefore we approach God with reverence, admiration and respect. This is reflected in our desire to serve with humility and obedience.

Authentic Culture – “Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.”
(1 John 2:6)
We believe Jesus gave humanity a faultless example to follow. Therefore we are building a Church which is passionate about putting into practice the values and teachings of Jesus within our daily lives.

Honouring Culture – “Honour one another above yourselves.”
(Romans 12:10)
We have a culture of honouring one another.

In all we do we seek to honour and affirm those who are faithful in working and serving well. We honour God, our leaders, and one another.

Caring Culture – “Carry each other’s burdens.”
(Galatians 6:2)
We care for one another as we journey and grow together. Pastoral care is a key part of the life of the church and we are committed to providing a place where every person is loved and cared for. Pastoral care is a key part of the life of the church and we are committed to providing a place where every person is loved and cared for.

Hospitable Culture – “Practice hospitality.”
(Romans 12:13)
We are building a church that practices hospitality. Church is the people, not a building. We are a place of fellowship where hospitality plays a key part in our ministry.

Generous Culture – “Your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”
(2 Corinthians 9:11)
We reflect our generous God by being outrageously generous in our giving. The Bible teaches us to be generous in sowing our finance into the kingdom of God. Financial giving is part of our lifestyle and worship. This involves tithing and giving through gifts and offerings.

Fun Culture – “Be joyful always.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:16)
We have been set free to enjoy life to the full. Joy and laughter are an essential part of life and we are enjoying the journey of faith. Jesus promised to give us life to the full, and so we are building a church where fun and happiness are part of our worship.

Engaging Culture – “a friend of tax collectors and sinners.”
(Matthew 11:19)
We are engaging with the world we live in with a message of good news. Our world needs the message of Jesus and so we are engaging with our culture and building a vibrant, contemporary church for ordinary people.

Missional Culture – “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.”
(Matthew 28:19)
We are committed to showing the love of God and reaching people with the good news. Both locally and across the world we believe in mission. Jesus had a message of hope for all people and through word and action we are spreading that good news. This is an outward focused, missional church.

United Culture – “How good it is when brothers live together in unity.”
(Psalm 133:1)
We are one in Jesus Christ, united with one heart and vision. There is great power when people agree together. Unity brings blessing. Our vision is the expression of that unity and we are fully committed to serving and fulfilling the vision in our church, community and the world.