Values Impact Our Actions
We encourage our members to live out these values in their lives:
  1. We believe the Bible is the basis of our Faith, and is the final authority in all matters of personal and church life.
  2. We believe prayer plays an important part in all church and personal growth.
  3. We value love that cares and motivates all aspects of church life.
  4. We believe the Bible sets the standards for marriage and family relationships.
  5. We believe every individual matters to God and therefore matters to us.
  6. We believe in the balanced use of time and resources to further God’s purposes.
  7. We believe our church should be served and led by biblically qualified leaders.
  8. We believe the pursuit of full devotion to Christ and his cause should be normal for every believer.
  9. We believe excellence honours God and inspires people.
  10. We believe every Christian is responsible to play a part in local and world evangelism.
  11. We believe in caring enough to confront each other about unresolved issues in a loving and confidential manner.
  12. We believe we should be prepared to accept change where this is culturally required but biblically based.
  13. We believe Spirit empowered teaching plays a primary role in discipleship and equipping Christians for ministry.
  14. We believe every Christian has a spiritual gift and is capable of fulfilling a ministry in the church, but godliness must take precedence over giftedness.
  15. We believe that every Christian is responsible to share with, motivate and encourage one another for the common good.
Our Strategy
To be used effectively by God I need to:

1. Develop my relationship with God
This is the highest priority for each of our lives. God wants us to grow in our knowledge of him, and to walk more and more closely with him. A vital part of this process is spending regular time reading the Bible and praying. As a church, we encourage members to set aside regular times for these two activities.

2. Befriend unchurched people
Both history and statistics have shown that the best way to introduce people to Jesus Christ is to form genuine relationships with them. Each of us need to grow relationships with those who do not know Jesus – possibly our neighbours, work mates or sporting team members.

3. Share a verbal witness
Share what God has done for us with those who do not have a personal relationship with God and his Son, Jesus. This may be in the form of a personal conversation, a Bible study, a structured evangelistic course run by the church, or another method that is appropriate at the time.

4. Encourage my friends to come to church
Our church family is one of our most valuable assets and when functioning as God intends is a dynamically powerful demonstration of God’s love. Our friends would be exposed to a wider group of friends and see the love of God at work amongst us. Here they would be introduced to Jesus Christ. This implies that we have a responsibility to be welcoming and friendly to those who come to our church.

5. Attend communion and community services
Our Communion Service is an opportunity for members to collectively obey Jesus’ command to remember him. It also allows time for public prayer, praise and worship. The Communion Service provides encouragement to us in our Christian lives.

The Community Service is primarily a time of teaching and building-up. The goal of this service is to provide instruction as to how to live lives that are pleasing to God. Planned outreach services are also held periodically, and church members are encouraged to invite those who do not have a personal relationship with God.

Both the Communion and Community Services play an important role in our growth and outreach as a local church.

6. Participate in a small group
Small Group activities are divided into two types. These are Prayer Groups and Growth Groups. Prayer groups involve a group of friends meeting together to pray for each other, the church and their friends. We expect this to be a deep sharing experience where those who meet together keep each other accountable in their Christian walk. This can be arranged at an appropriate time for those involved. Growth Groups concentrate on building caring relationships, Bible study and group prayer. This is a time of growing through building relationships and studying the word of God.

7. Serve God by being the person he made us to be
God has designed each of us so we are unique. We can serve him in the church using our spiritual gifts, heart (passion), abilities, personality and experiences and as we do, we experience fulfilment and other church members are blessed. As a church we offer a program that helps members to understand what kind of ministry they would be best suited for in the church.

8. Use my resources for the good of the church
God has requested our whole life. He wants to use our time, finances and possessions for his purposes.