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Our Vision

Our Foundation & Identity

Our God

In love, God is gathering a people to himself, to enjoy forever the blessing of his holy presence.

God gathers his people as they respond in faith to the proclamation of salvation in Jesus Christ, the Word of God Incarnate, whom we meet in the Scriptures, the Word of God written.

The church is the fruit of God's saving activity. God's church is the gathered people of God, gathered into his presence through Jesus Christ, by his Spirit. It is built upon the Word of God - the apostles and prophets - with Jesus Christ as the foundation. 

Our church is one local, visible expression of God's great gathering activity. What is true now spiritually, and will be true in the new creation, we express now, along with every other congregation throughout the world.

As with salvation, so too church: we meet before God as we gather together in Jesus' name, and let his word dwell richly among us.

Our Church

"Our church is an assembly of believers

in which the Word of God is preached 

and promoted in our midst in a multiplicity of ways."

Encapsulation of Article XIX; Adapted with Colossians 3:16-17

Our Mission Is God's Mission

The church does not have ​its own mission per se. Instead, first and foremost, the church is the fruit of God's mission, to save a people for himself. 

And God is utterly successful with his mission: nothing can thwart his purposes! Salvation belongs to God, from beginning to end, and is received by faith, from beginning to end.

But it is God's grace, and his choice, to involve us in his love. The church has a mission only insofar as it fits in with God's mission. Our mission is, by his grace, to participate in God's mission, and in the way God determines

God's Mission

God's Church

Our church's mission is to continue in the same way as we received salvation: by faith in the very Word of God. 

 

As we ​gather before God, speaking the truth to one another in love, we reflect God's missionary purposes, we grow in our response to God's salvation, and we rejoice in God's work before others, all set within the context of thanksgiving to him: we gather, grow, and go.

As an expression of the visible church of God, we fulfil God's purposes for the local church when we:

Reflect

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Respond

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Rejoice

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Our Goals

The goals for our church derive from the purposes of church that are founded in God:

Gather

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Grow

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Go

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Our Goals

The goals for our church derive from the purposes of church that are founded in God:

Gather

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Grow

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Go

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