THE VALUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO US
Values are difficult to define, but very obvious in the way they influence our behaviour. We know what our actual values in practice really are by the way we live and by the things we give our time to. These are our operational values -
But there are also things that we value which we are not very good at doing yet. You could call these our aspirational values -
As a visitor to our church you will feel the effect of some of our values and hopefully be blessed for being around us. You will also hear a lot about our values as we speak about them and encourage each other to live them out. You will probably have an opinion about how well we do what we say is important to us and hopefully you won’t find us to be hypocrites, but you will find that we are always seeking to grow and to change. The Bible calls this ‘being transformed’.
We have summarised the values which are important to us as a church into 10 key aspirations or intentions which we are seeking to live by. The words and sentences written above are our attempt to give you a window into the type of church family we want to be and the sort of truths and behaviours we want more of.
We are on a journey. These words above are our attempt to be accountable to principles which call us higher. But ultimately we want to be accountable to a person -
Temple of Passionate Prayer and Praise
where celebrating Gods goodness and inviting
Gods help is a priority and a necessity.
Sanctuary of God's Presence
where God is welcomed and honoured and
lingering in His company is a practice we nurture
Well of Living Water Refreshment
where God's Spirit is recieved, thirst is quenched
and His power is a promise we depend on.
Life Boat of Second Chances
where new starts are possible, and being saved
from sin and controlling habits is something to
Extended Family of Faithful relationships
where oneanothering oneanother is the result
of love and honour in action.
Hearth of Passionate Peer Led Discipleship
where the fire of love for Jesus is fed, the Bible taught
and read; and God's voice obeyed using a coaching
model which motivates us to action.
Outpost of God's Good Kingdom
where the super and natural healing of body and soul is taught and
believed for and applied with courage and compassion and where
practical expressions of community kiindness are commonplace.
Storehouse of Heaven's Provision
where those in need are provided for and
Helped to provide for themselves
Hothouse of Life Purpose Fulfillment
where encouragement and empowerment is a weekly practice
and calling the greatness out of each other is an expression of
honour and generosity of spirit.
Vineyard of Growth and Propogation
where new communities are planned for
because they are in God's plan.
OUR INTENTION IS THAT WE BECOME A...