We want the person, the work, and the words of Jesus to be deeply ingrained in everything we are and do in order that we might be transformed into His imageTherefore, we are…

The life of a Jesus follower is not complicated. In fact, it’s simple enough that a child may grasp it, yet deep and rich enough to satisfy the most brilliant of minds. It is nothing more and nothing less than the lifelong, relentless pursuit of Jesus Christ. We want our being, our thinking, and our doing to begin and end with Him. He is our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King. We want to love and trust Him deeply and to see others do the same. (John 14:61 Cor. 2:23:11Col. 1:15-22Heb. 1:1-3Rev. 1:12-18)

A Christ-Centred church must also be a Gospel-Driven church. The message of the Gospel is the motor which drives us to be conformed to Christ’s image and to see others transformed into his image as well. Thus, we want to have such a profound and robust understanding of Christ’s work in his death and resurrection and the way in which this reconciles us to God that it permeates us – heart, soul, mind, and strength. (Rom. 1:161 Cor. 15:3-4)

The Scriptures (lit. the Writings) are the written record of God’s self-revelation to man. We treasure them because they reveal Jesus who is God’s visible and final self-revelation. We want the Scriptures to shape us as we submit to the Lord Jesus who speaks authoritatively through them. So, we seek to faithfully understand and apply all Scripture, including the parts which may be deemed uncomfortable or unpopular. (Ps. 119:105Luke 24:27John 1:1-22 Tim. 3:14-5:2Heb. 1:1-3)

The highest ambition of a Jesus follower is to be transformed heart, soul, mind, and strength into His image. On our own, we are incapable of following in his footsteps, yet as the Spirit of Jesus fills us in ever increasing fashion, we find that it is not we who live, but Christ who lives in us! While this often occurs progressively, there are moments of crisis when we are suddenly reminded that apart from the transformative work of the Spirit, change is impossible until we are filled anew. (Rom. 8:292 Cor. 3:18Gal. 2:20; 1 Thess. 5:23; Jam. 1:2-41 Pet. 1:14-16)

To be a Jesus follower is to be counter cultural. He both loved and challenged the World, while remaining an enigma to it. He was a true citizen (indeed the King) of heaven. As His followers, we have been called out of the World into His glorious light and our status has changed. We are sojourners and exiles; thinking and acting differently than the World because our framework and worldview are fundamentally different. (John 1:9-1015:18-19Acts 17:22-27Rom. 12:21 Pet. 2:9-11)

“Prayer is the very way God Himself has chosen for us to express our conscious need of Him and our humble dependence on Him.”[1] It is the first work of the believer. We cannot hope to become like Jesus unless we prioritize and practice prayer as he did during his earthly ministry. Indeed, in His name, we draw near to the throne of grace with confidence to receive help and mercy in our time of need and his Spirit intercedes for us when we don’t know how to pray. (Rom. 8:26-27Phil. 4:6-7Col. 4:2Heb. 4:14-16)

We serve and worship Jesus, the name above every name, to the glory of God the Father. Our worship is the offering of all we are and do – heart, soul, mind, and strength – to the Lord Jesus and every area of our lives – family, career, and leisure – is consecrated to Him. There are also specific moments when we gather as a family in order to passionately express our praises as an encouragement to one another and as a foretaste of that day when every nation and tongue will all gather around the throne in praise of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Ps. 100:1-2Luke 10:27John 4:23-24Rom. 12:1Phil. 2:9-11Rev. 7:9-12)

“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t.”[1] Mission is integral to our Christ-centred worship. Jesus said, “if you love me, you will obey my commands”. So, in obedience to His command to make disciples, we train and resource for the gospel multiplication of disciples, leaders, and churches so that people from all nations might bend the knee to the Lord Jesus. We especially love to see churches planted and revitalized because we believe it is the most effective way to reach the unreached. (Matt. 28:19-20Rom. 10:14-171 Cor. 9:19-23)

We serve a generous God who holds all things in His hands. He gave himself away for our benefit and  has granted us everything necessary for life and godliness. Our chief desire then is to see the Kingdom of Heaven – not our own kingdom – established in the hearts and minds of those who love and trust Jesus. In this, we firmly believe that He will more than provide for all our needs, individually and corporately. So, even though it often seems counter-intuitive or unnatural, we joyfully invest in the gospel multiplication of disciples, leaders, and churches. (Matt. 6:33Acts 20:33-35Eph. 3:20-21Phil. 2:4-81 John 4:19)

Finally, the thing that binds all of these core values together. We are a sacrificially loving family, part of the household of God, members of one another with Christ Jesus as our head and cornerstone. It is with His Spirit that we are sealed as heirs and by His Spirit that we call on God as Father. Therefore, we strive to put into practice the ‘allelon’ (one anothers) of the New Testament. For it is by our love for one another that the World will know that we are Christ followers. (John 13:3515:12-13Rom. 12:59-21Gal. 4:1-76:2Eph. 1:13-142:194:25-5:21; 1 Pet. 4:8-10)

The life of a Jesus follower is not complicated. In fact, it’s simple enough that a child may grasp it, yet deep and rich enough to satisfy the most brilliant of minds. It is nothing more and nothing less than the lifelong, relentless pursuit of Jesus Christ. We want our being, our thinking, and our doing to begin and end with Him. He is our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King. We want to love and trust Him deeply and to see others do the same. (John 14:61 Cor. 2:23:11Col. 1:15-22Heb. 1:1-3Rev. 1:12-18)

A Christ-Centred church must also be a Gospel-Driven church. The message of the Gospel is the motor which drives us to be conformed to Christ’s image and to see others transformed into his image as well. Thus, we want to have such a profound and robust understanding of Christ’s work in his death and resurrection and the way in which this reconciles us to God that it permeates us – heart, soul, mind, and strength. (Rom. 1:161 Cor. 15:3-4)

The Scriptures (lit. the Writings) are the written record of God’s self-revelation to man. We treasure them because they reveal Jesus who is God’s visible and final self-revelation. We want the Scriptures to shape us as we submit to the Lord Jesus who speaks authoritatively through them. So, we seek to faithfully understand and apply all Scripture, including the parts which may be deemed uncomfortable or unpopular. (Ps. 119:105Luke 24:27John 1:1-22 Tim. 3:14-5:2Heb. 1:1-3)

The highest ambition of a Jesus follower is to be transformed heart, soul, mind, and strength into His image. On our own, we are incapable of following in his footsteps, yet as the Spirit of Jesus fills us in ever increasing fashion, we find that it is not we who live, but Christ who lives in us! While this often occurs progressively, there are moments of crisis when we are suddenly reminded that apart from the transformative work of the Spirit, change is impossible until we are filled anew. (Rom. 8:292 Cor. 3:18Gal. 2:20; 1 Thess. 5:23; Jam. 1:2-41 Pet. 1:14-16)

To be a Jesus follower is to be counter cultural. He both loved and challenged the World, while remaining an enigma to it. He was a true citizen (indeed the King) of heaven. As His followers, we have been called out of the World into His glorious light and our status has changed. We are sojourners and exiles; thinking and acting differently than the World because our framework and worldview are fundamentally different. (John 1:9-1015:18-19Acts 17:22-27Rom. 12:21 Pet. 2:9-11)

“Prayer is the very way God Himself has chosen for us to express our conscious need of Him and our humble dependence on Him.”[1] It is the first work of the believer. We cannot hope to become like Jesus unless we prioritize and practice prayer as he did during his earthly ministry. Indeed, in His name, we draw near to the throne of grace with confidence to receive help and mercy in our time of need and his Spirit intercedes for us when we don’t know how to pray. (Rom. 8:26-27Phil. 4:6-7Col. 4:2Heb. 4:14-16)

We serve and worship Jesus, the name above every name, to the glory of God the Father. Our worship is the offering of all we are and do – heart, soul, mind, and strength – to the Lord Jesus and every area of our lives – family, career, and leisure – is consecrated to Him. There are also specific moments when we gather as a family in order to passionately express our praises as an encouragement to one another and as a foretaste of that day when every nation and tongue will all gather around the throne in praise of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Ps. 100:1-2Luke 10:27John 4:23-24Rom. 12:1Phil. 2:9-11Rev. 7:9-12)

“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t.”[1] Mission is integral to our Christ-centred worship. Jesus said, “if you love me, you will obey my commands”. So, in obedience to His command to make disciples, we train and resource for the gospel multiplication of disciples, leaders, and churches so that people from all nations might bend the knee to the Lord Jesus. We especially love to see churches planted and revitalized because we believe it is the most effective way to reach the unreached. (Matt. 28:19-20Rom. 10:14-171 Cor. 9:19-23)

We serve a generous God who holds all things in His hands. He gave himself away for our benefit and  has granted us everything necessary for life and godliness. Our chief desire then is to see the Kingdom of Heaven – not our own kingdom – established in the hearts and minds of those who love and trust Jesus. In this, we firmly believe that He will more than provide for all our needs, individually and corporately. So, even though it often seems counter-intuitive or unnatural, we joyfully invest in the gospel multiplication of disciples, leaders, and churches. (Matt. 6:33Acts 20:33-35Eph. 3:20-21Phil. 2:4-81 John 4:19)

Finally, the thing that binds all of these core values together. We are a sacrificially loving family, part of the household of God, members of one another with Christ Jesus as our head and cornerstone. It is with His Spirit that we are sealed as heirs and by His Spirit that we call on God as Father. Therefore, we strive to put into practice the ‘allelon’ (one anothers) of the New Testament. For it is by our love for one another that the World will know that we are Christ followers. (John 13:3515:12-13Rom. 12:59-21Gal. 4:1-76:2Eph. 1:13-142:194:25-5:21; 1 Pet. 4:8-10)

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