Our Vision

Our vision is inspired by Isaiah 61, a prophecy which Jesus quoted as a vision statement for his own life on earth (Luke 4:18-21). In Isaiah 61 people who need God involve themselves with him and discover his mercy and love. Motivated by the resulting freedom and joy, they then pro-actively express God’s mercy and love to others in need.

Jesus called people to follow him into a life of love as the way to live with God and be most alive. This life or way of love involves letting God love us without performing to earn it, so that we are freed to willingly and proactively express his love to others as a lifestyle. Our vision statement is: Get involved with God and find your life. We mean our God-inspired life, a life of receiving love and giving it away.

If Jesus was right when he taught that actually following him would bring us God’s life, our vision will enliven our souls. But it poses several challenges because it requires that each of us get involved with God for ourselves. Firstly, to follow Jesus into the life of love we must learn how to enter the spiritual life. This is because we come to truly know God’s love by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). This love is most profoundly expressed in the fact that Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and was resurrected, defeating the power of evil and death for all who believe. To come to know this love as more than doctrine frees our heart and lives for love. The second challenge is that once we desire to follow Jesus into the life of love, each of us must discover the unique God-inspired expressions of love and mercy which God is calling us to as part of his plan to restore his creation. We must not only discover God’s love which frees us to willingly obey his call, but we must work out how we are going to organise ourselves to do what God wants us to do in the midst of our busy western lives.

We are after more than running a “successful” church! Our vision is to get enough of us involving with God and finding our unique God-inspired lives to spark the revolution of love and power that Jesus had in mind to glorify his Father (Isaiah 61, Luke 4:18-21).