Recreation Centre, Blind Foundation,
545 Parnell Road, Parnell
What is our vision?
1) We are all on a Journey
An encounter with God changes us. Like the Apostle Paul on the Damascus road, we ought to respond to God’s love by asking, “What shall I do, Lord? (Acts 22:10).”
2) The Purpose of the Church
The Church is called to be Jesus’ representatives here on Earth. What is our calling? “To seek and to save that which is lost (Luke 19:10).”
How do we achieve the Purpose of the Church? By “equipping the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12).”
3) Life is all about three Communions
Life is about Communion with God, Communion with Each Other and Communion with the Lost. It is all about developing a personal and satisfying relationship with God, loving other people as God loves us and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those who do not yet know Him, so that they will be blessed.
4) The Church is held together by Love
Life is about loving God and loving others (Matthew 22:40). What is love? C. S. Lewis, the famous author defined love as ‘desiring the highest good of others.’ This means that love is a verb, an action more so than a feeling. It means that we receive the love we need from God so that we can give it away to others. Like Abraham, we are blessed to be a blessing to the world around us (Genesis 12:2).
5) We develop the love relationship that we need through our daily Communion with God
We grow into the people we were made to be by spending time with God. Jesus said that we are to enjoy His love, just as He has done with the Father (John 15:9). It is God who shows us what love is (John 3:16), and He sustains us so that we can achieve that which He has called us to do (Ephesians 2:10) and so find fulfilment in our lives here on Earth.
6) A vibrant youth ministry is vital to the longevity of the Church
Those who are Spiritually mature are called to pass on their wisdom and knowledge to the next generation. At the heart of our vision is the desire to see the next generation equipped and strengthened, so that they would be able to stand in faith (Ephesians 6) and to be a blessing to the world around them. It is absolutely essential that the Church focuses on developing the youth and young adults.
Our Pastoral Team.
Senior Pastors Terry and Jayne Calkin
Associate Pastor Anthony Cluley
What we believe.
In One God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, eternally existent, creator of all things.
In Jesus Christ, the only begotten Virgin-born Son of God, His sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, abiding intercession, His second coming and millennia reign on earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
In the Bible: Its divine inspiration and infallible rule of faith and conduct.
In man’s inherent corruptness and his necessity to be born again through faith in the shed blood of Jesus. The eternal redemption of those saved and the eternal punishment of the lost.
In sanctification of the believer through the Word of God by the Holy Spirit in personal holiness of heart and life.
In the Sacraments of the Lord’s Supper and divine healing through faith in the name of Jesus Christ, as included in the atonement, baptism by immersion and in the Holy Spirit with evidence of signs following, and the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit as available to all that believe.
In giving, both in time and talents, and offerings as necessary to the development of both faith and ministry in the life of a believer.
In Church oversight by Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Evangelists, Teachers, Elders and Deacons for the perfecting of the saints that they may do the work of the ministry of Christ in the world.
In the Christian Commission to evangelism, healing and missionary endeavour including our own families, community, city, nationally and internationally.