22nd August 2014

Mission and Vision

Mission

“Our mission is not the ‘ministry of choice’ for a few hyperactive Christians in the church. Mission is the purpose of the church.” — Unknown

Our mission simply put is to “disciple our city, by equipping people to become fully committed followers of Christ.”

This is immovable and non-negotiable. This is the mandate Jesus set for his church. This is the ‘filter’ through which we decide what we do and don’t do.

Filter question: ‘How does this help us make disciples?’

The context for our mission is whole-life, wherever you are and not just in vicinity of our church building. All of life is important to God and He is at work in the lives of His people in every sphere of life, not just on Sundays. Gathered church is an important aspect of living out our faith together, so when we gather we want it to be meaningful and helpful for all of life not just church activity.

Whatever we do as gathered church will enable us to equip the people of God to be better disciples and effective in Jesus’ mission. Oh, and we’ll seek to have fun along the way too!

Vision 2020

God has stirred within us an expectation for what we will see Him do in and through us over the next few years, which we have set out in our 2020 Vision. We will:

  1. Establish 20 new Connect Groups.
  2. Train and release 40 new Connect Group Leaders.
  3. Partner with the Elim church in Weoley Castle to become one church in two locations.
  4. Plant a church beyond the city boundaries.
  5. Open a 24 hour Prayer Shed.