Our Vision

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Our vision is to be a community where everyone can encounter the transforming love of Jesus.

We aim to be a growing body of devoted disciples as described in Acts 2.42-47:  “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.  All the believers were together and had everything in common.  Selling their possessions and their goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.  Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.  They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people.  And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

 

As a church we want to be defined not by a building or a set of activities, but by our relationships with God and with one another.

 

We are committed to being a church which is:

Forgiven  by God and walking closely with Him

Bible-based, drawing on God’s word in daily life

Spirit-filled, depending on God’s Holy Spirit to invigorate and renew us

Underpinned by prayer in all we are and all we do

Welcoming and inclusive, attracting new members

Serving  the community of Elvetham Heath and the wider world

Relevant  to the lives of local people

Called  to be a missionary congregation

Committed  to reaching all people with the good news of Jesus Christ

Expectant, depending on God to do great things in the life of His church

Alive, living the ‘life in all its fullness’ which Jesus offers

Offering  something for people of all ages

Open  to making changes and taking risks

A blend of Christian traditions which is harmonious and united

Generous  in our giving of time and money

Challenging  our members and our community