Vision is a picture of the future that produces passion in people to participate. A God-inspired vision will capture our hearts and imaginations. We have a vision of a multi-site church that is growing, going and giving. A church that is motivated by New Testament principles and a church filled with fully devoted followers of Jesus who energetically embrace God’s Great Commandment and who radically pursue God’s Great Commission.
The Importance of Vision
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world!” Joel Barker
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18
“Then the Lord answered me, write the vision. Make it clear on tablets so that anyone can read it quickly. The vision will still happen at the appointed time. It hurries toward its goal. It won’t be a lie. If it’s delayed, wait for it. It will certainly happen. It won’t be late.” Habakkuk 2:2-3
We believe in having a vision; a vision for future generations to embrace, live out and enjoy. We have a vision of a church that is growing, going and giving. A church that is purely motivated and galvanised by New Testament principles.
A church filled with fully devoted followers of Jesus who energetically embrace God’s Great Commandment and who radically pursue God’s Great Commission.
A church filled with people from all over the world, of all ages, who have counted the cost to fulfil God’s unique call on their lives; who desire to be all God intended them to be.
A church filled with people who are equipped for life spiritually and emotionally and who allow the Holy Spirit to lead them throughout our great nation and the world doing amazing things in Jesus’ Name.
It’s a vision we should all adopt and own. A vision that is advancing forward knowing God is directing our steps. It’s a vision that will cause us to dare to trust the Holy Spirit, for Him to illuminate the path we are to journey together and to fulfil together.
Vision based churches consist of vision led people. God has a tremendous future for our church. A future that we need to seize today! The future is ours for the taking. We need to passionately pursue this vision to be the Church that Jesus envisions us to be – it is our time!
Our Church has a unique, influential and God-ordained mission to fulfil. The future of our society depends largely on whether or not we understand that mission and are able to mobilise our congregation to fulfil our divine mandate. Will we rise to the occasion?
Components to our Vision
1. Vision Statement
Our ‘Vision Statement’ explains why we exist and provides a powerful, compelling picture of what our church will look like in the future. It also provides a summary of our Statement of Beliefs and Core Values.
Statement of Beliefs
Our ‘Statement of Beliefs’ explains what we believe. Our beliefs provide a foundation to build upon.
Our ‘Core Values’ explains what is important to us. Values define our character and convey who we are and the parameters we have set for ourselves in terms of ethics and conduct.
2. Mission Statement
Our ‘Mission Statement’ explains what we do. A Mission Statement is a simple statement identifying what we need do to achieve our Vision. The guidelines that underpin our Mission Statement are found in our Ministry Principles and Church Model.
Our ‘Ministry Principles are an overview of how we are going to outwork our Mission to achieve our Vision.
Our ‘Church Model’ reveals the philosophy that undergirds all of our church’s ministry activities. It provides the scope and span of our ministry endeavours.