foundations of the way
I N T I M A C Y W I T H T H E F A T H E R
Our first mandate is ministry unto the Father. Everything we do as believers must be grounded out of a deep and intimate relationship with the Father. Just as we saw Jesus model, we also must cultivate a lifestyle of closeness with the Father. If we don’t remain in intimacy with the Father, it will compromise our ability to effectively love others.
L O V E
Love has to be the foundation of being a follower of Christ and all that we do. As we pursue the source of love, we are then able to love like He loves. Jesus answered ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.'
C H R I S T I D E N T I T Y
Know who you are in Christ! Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and He is our model for ministry and when we define ourselves by Him, we live fruitful and productive lives. While walking on this earth, He walked closely with a few, modelling and teaching the disciples what it meant to be a follower of Him. We embrace and walk in the identity of our sonship through our divine union with Christ. We emphasise that as Jesus obeyed the will of the Father, as followers of Christ we are commanded to do the same
G R O W I N T H E S P I R I T
Sons and daughters are led by the Spirit of God. (Romans 8:14) We are no longer orphans but mature sons and daughters who know our identity in Christ and know how to hear the Spirit of God. Jesus said ‘I must go so that another will come’. But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener,Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. (John 16:7). The Holy Spirit is the empowering agent of the Godhead who is on the earth today. Accordingly we emphasise His role and presence in our community through the demonstration of the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit as part of the daily life of the believer. We also look to grow in all of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
K I N G D O M C A R R I E R S
Jesus said “The Kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21) We carry the Kingdom of God within us and we are called as kings and priests to reach the world, make disciples, influence culture and inspire true change. We are citizens of the Kingdom of God which is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. As we see the Kingdom of God expand in the hearts of men, we will see the culture around us be transformed.
P R I E S T H O O D O F A L L B E L I E V E R S
The whole body of Christ is called to do the work of the ministry. To raise up disciples who go onto make disciples. This isn’t the job of just the church leadership but is the call for every individual who calls themselves a follower of Christ
A P O S T O L I C C O M P A N Y
We believe that men and women who are called today as apostles and prophets continue to provide the foundational structure of the Church with Christ as the Chief Cornerstone. (Ephesians 2:20) We believe the effective equipping of the body of Christ requires the five-fold gifts. (Ephesians 4:11-13) These five-fold roles operate as coaches for the rest of the body to function at their full potential to do the work of the ministry.
C O M M U N I T Y O F B E L I E V E R S
In Acts 2:42-47, we read about the vibrant community of believers who the Lord added to their number daily, those who were coming to life. Some of the vital keys of this community are: apostolic teaching; sharing meals & communion; signs & wonders; sharing possessions; meeting together daily in the courts and meeting together in homes with joy and humility; continuous praises to God and enjoying fellowship with brothers & sisters in Christ. We believe this scripture provides a template that we actively seek to live by.