lives transformed by Jesus
to grow together as disciples of Jesus
to demonstrate the kingdom of God
to proclaim Jesus as Lord
God first, individually and together
Listening to others with open hearts and minds
Love and acceptance for each other
Shared ownership of the leadership
‘Serving God, seeking others’
Ephesians 4: 11-13
11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. 13 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.
At the heart of the vicar’s teaching is ‘Kingdom Theology’ because of the belief that Jesus came proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. Through his life, death, and resurrection, he has brought the reality of the Kingdom to this world. This means engaging with a Kingdom that is powerful and transformational. God’s kingdom means hope for humanity and the earth in salvation, healing, freedom from oppression, reconciliation in relationships, joy, peace, creativity, and untold blessing. The Kingdom touches all aspects of life, and invites us to reimagine our life, work, and mission.