Mission Statement Scroll down to find out what the letters signify
The mission statement of the church helps us to keep focused on the main things, so that we are not distracted from our mission. God is more glorious than anything that exists and so God’s mission is to reveal his own glory and so be glorified by everything. The church aligns itself to the mission of God. It is God Himself who must tell us how we can glorify him, we read his will in the Bible and desire to obey it.
Below is a brief summary of how we are to glorify God.
Scripture: For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36
Summary: Our aim as a church is to glorify God Prayer: Father God, you made everything for your own glory. Please strengthen my desire to love and honour you with all my heart.
By obeying the Bible
Scripture: All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:16
Summary: The authority in the church is the Word of God
Prayer: Father God, your Word is truth for life. Please strengthen my desire to hear, believe and obey your Word.
Fellowship with the Father
Scripture: …and indeed our fellowship is with the Father…1 John 1:3
Summary: Enjoy time with your heavenly Father
Prayer: Father God, thank you for loving me and choosing to know me. Please strengthen my desire to please you and speak with you.
Build up Believers
Scripture: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you… John 13:34
Summary: Love seeks the eternal best of every Christian Prayer: Father God, thank you for the church, my spiritual family. Please strengthen my desire to love each member and build them up.
Scripture: …but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct. 1 Peter 1:15
Summary: Christ’s rule must prevail over every heart-attitude Prayer: Father God, thank you that my guilt has been cancelled and the power of sin is broken. Please strengthen my desire for holiness.
Celebration of Christ
Scripture: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Phil. 4:4
Summary: Don’t let anything dislodge your first love to the Lord Jesus
Prayer: Father, thank you that Christ came, died, rose, rules and will return for my salvation. Please strengthen my desire serve him and rejoice in him.
Wise in the World
Scripture: Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, Ephesians 5:15
Summary: Live in the world with an eternal perspective
Prayer: Father, thank you for the glorious hope of a new creation after this world is destroyed. Please help me to live for the eternal not the passing.
Saturation with the Spirit
Scripture: If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Gal. 5:25
Summary: The Spirit began and continues to sustain my inner life in Christ Prayer: Father God, thank you for the gift of the Spirit of Christ, living in me. Fill me with his power and keep me sensitive to his prompting.
Love the Lost
Scripture: For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 1 Corinthians 9:19
Summary: Love seeks the eternal best of every unsaved person
Prayer: Father, help me to perceive that unbelievers will perish unless they believe the gospel. Please strengthen my desire to win them for Christ.
Defy the Devil
Scripture: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
Summary: The Christian life is spiritual war but we are on the victory side
Prayer: Father God, thank you that Christ defeated Satan at the cross. Please strengthen me to resist the temptations of the devil.