Vision and Values
The Widow’s Olive Oil
1 The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”
2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”
“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”
3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
5 She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”
But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.
7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.”
2 Kings 4:1-7 (NIV)
Our vision come from a challenge from God.
What is the limit on the flow of my grace, power and love?
We dream of being a church where we go deep in discipleship and know God so well through His Word and Spirit that we are utterly transformed.
We dream of being a church where we go deep in discipleship and love one another so well in word and deed that we put the fullness of God's love into action.
We dream of being a church where we go deep in discipleship by making disciples, wherever we are, of those yet to have experienced the joy of Jesus, His Cross and resurrection.
The vision is to create structures which can cope with a God of overflow, where everything we do is scalable and multipliable so that God can continue his work unhindered.
Our values are centred on Ephesians 4:11-13
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ
We are disciples and learners and want to see every child of God released in the gift they have to share as we aim at becoming like Jesus, as far as we are able, before we reach the new heaven and new earth.
The five ministries here are put in active words which we can all aspire to and live out together, helping each other by bringing our strength and winning our weakness, all reliant on God's grace and power.