Vision & Values
Our VISION is to be a welcoming, growing, vibrant church for the community of Denmead.
We want to be a people who:
KNOW God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit and worship Him in spirit and truth
GROW in our faith and discipleship through prayer, study and trust in God
SHOW God’s love by serving our community, sharing the good news of Jesus in the power of the Spirit
We recognise that helping people to encounter God should be at the heart of church life.
Therefore, we must ensure that our life is shaped and formed by this understanding.
Loving (Matthew 22: 36-40 and 1 John 4: 7-12)
In all that we are and do, we will seek to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbour as ourselves.
Welcoming (Romans 12:13)
In all that we are and do, we welcome everyone. Every person in our community is important. We want each one to feel at home with us.
Generous (2 Corinthians 9: 5-7)
In all that we are and do, we will seek to be a blessing to others, generous with our time and resources.
Prayerful (Romans 8: 26-27 and Philippians 4: 6-7)
In all that we are and do, we will be committed to shape our lives by grace. We will be regular and consistent in prayer, encouraging one another to keep God at the centre of personal and community life.
Missional (John 3: 16 and Romans 8: 18-20)
In all that we are and do, in every area of life, individually and together, we will reach out to others in the love of God.
Biblical (2 Timothy 3: 16 and Psalm 119)
In all that we are and do, we will seek to follow God’s ways, understanding and keeping the truths of Scripture interpreted and taught by the church down the centuries.
Spirit-filled (Acts 2 and Ephesians 5: 18-20)
In all that we are and do, we will allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. We want to see the fruit, gifts and presence of the Spirit in our lives, an ever-increasing Christ-likeness in our character and conduct.
Courageous (Joshua 1: 9 and Colossians 2: 23)
In all that we are and do, we will seek to be a community that has big dreams, courageous hearts, takes risks and is always looking to see where God is at work.