[ Radical Christianity : Changed Lives ]
Our Vision is to build and grow a radical and inclusive Christian community that seeks to see individuals and communities changed by the love of God.
We will do this by:
- Worshipping God through diverse Spirit-led forms of worship.
- Being a prayerful and pastoral community.
- Being a welcoming and inclusive community.
- Growing our faith.
- Leaving the safety of our church walls to see Jesus in the world.
- Teaching and training a church for the future.
- Being an available, open, enthusiastic and willing community.
- Being fully immersed in the wider church.
Over the coming year we will use this passage from Colossians as our inspiration:
Colossians 3: 12-17; 4: 2-6 – 12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13 Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time pray for us as well that God will open to us a door for the word, that we may declare the mystery of Christ, for which I am in prison, 4 so that I may reveal it clearly, as I should.
5 Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.