Our desire is to reflect the character of Christ in all we do. We believe God is calling us particularly to be a people of:
As a community and as individuals, we will regularly give praise and glory to the Lord by using a wide variety of methods and means to worship Him.
We strive to be a people of praise and joy. We will come before the Lord with joyful song (Psalms 100:2), singing and making music in our hearts to the Lord (Ephesians 5:19). In everything we do, we will worship and glorify our great Saviour the Lord Jesus.
Servanthood will characterise all of our relationships. Even though we come from different cultures, churches and life situations, we respect each other’s differences and will serve one another. We desire to be like the Lord Jesus who made Himself nothing and took the very nature of a servant (Philippians 2:6-7).
We reject traditional human paths to power and seek that character which flows from humble service (Matthew 20:26-27).
We will be governed by an intense desire for moral purity (1 Thessalonians 4:3-8), brokers of and obedient to God’s Word (Romans 12:1, Hebrews 12:29). We will seek supportive accountability to one another so that we may be kept from sexual temptation and sin (Galatians 5:3).
It is our deep desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit and portray the fruits of the Holy Spirit so that we will not fulfil the lusts of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
We feel the pain of a lost world and are driven to our knees in prayer (Romans 8:22-27). We are committed to the absence of racial, class, wealth, gender and social status barriers (Galatians 3:26-29).
We desire to reflect God’s heart to the weak, poor, marginalised and victims of sin by compassionately caring for them, fearlessly proclaiming the Good News of Jesus and by working for the transforming of society so that they may discover their dignity and have hope.
Trusting in the proven goodness and greatness of Almighty God (Nehemiah 1:5), we commit ourselves to dream big dreams (Ephesians 3:20), to take giant steps of faith, and to approach obstacles with confidence in God’s power (Hebrews 4:16).
We repudiate self-confidence (Philippians 3:3) and proclaim our commitment to total dependence upon the Lord.
Because God has generously given to us (Ephesians 5:1-2), we will follow Him by being generous with our time, money, possessions, knowledge and friendships (Romans 12:13, 1 Thessalonians 2:8, Hebrews 13:16).
We will follow the example of the Lord Jesus who liberally gave all that He had for us.
We will not hold tightly people, money, ministry or things for ourselves but we will consciously seek to include others in all God has given to us.
We will strive to demonstrate God’s unconditional love for us by being patient, kind and forgiving (1 Corinthians 13:4-5). We will reject envy, boasting, pride, rudeness, self-seeking, anger and every attempt to bring division (1 Corinthians 13:4-5).
We believe all people have worth and we renounce all discrimination. We desire Christ-like love to permeate every aspect of our lives and ministries (1 John 4:19).