‘We proclaim Him (Christ) admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.’ (Colossians 1:28)
To promote the proclamation and teaching of the word of God centred in Christ in and through our Church gatherings and ministries.(e.g being active, regular participants who pray for, serve and resource this Bible based ministry as the means of Church growth).
To provide for the development of leaders who partner in equipping us in knowing God and making Him known.(e.g Bible Study leaders, preachers / teachers, college students).
To pursue personal growth in Christ reflected by the fruits of the Spirit, through our own Bible study and prayerful application to our lives. (e.g seeking to cultivate daily habits and greater understanding and obedience of the whole Bible’s teaching).
To prioritise building relationships among ourselves that seek to spur one another on in loving God and loving others. (e.g involvement in one to one encouragement, Bible study groups, fellowship meals, and other specific men and women’s ministries).
To participate in reaching out with the Gospel by building relationships with outsiders into which we personal witness. (e.g through work and social activities, intentional hospitality and practical care for people).
To partner in reaching out with the Gospel through the local and global Mission pursuits of the Church. (e.g school scripture, mainly music, nursing home, street and compassion ministry and current and any future missionary / church partnership / planting initiatives).
Other texts: John 17; Romans 1:1-17, 12:1-21; Galatians 5:16-6:10; Ephesians 1-3; Philippians 1-2; Colossians 1:3-14, 3:1-17, 4:2-6; 1 Thessalonians 1; Titus; 2 Peter 1:1-11
What is the Gospel?
The Gospel is…. God’s Good News for His Creation centred in His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, who saves through His perfect sacrifice and victorious resurrection, all people who turn and trust in Him, to share in God’s eternal kingdom of blessing, for the praise of His glory.