Vision and Mission

Vision: A space for God in the City’s Heart
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Song:

Sing the songs you still can sing
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Adapted from “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen

Mission:

To walk with Jesus in the city,
honouring the past,
transforming the present,
creating the future.

Core values:

  • We reach out to invite, include and nurture people of all ages and life positions;
  • We respect the many and varied religious and cultural traditions from which we come;
  • We provide for commitment and growth through Christian Education, Bible study and sharing groups;
  • We affirm the gifts that each person brings and provide opportunities for the development and expression of those gifts.
  • We serve people in need within our membership, in the community and throughout the world;
  • We participate in moves towards justice, peace and development for people everywhere;
  • We challenge individuals to share their gifts of time, talents and financial resources in the service of God.
  • We maintain a church property that is inviting and enables us to share in the mission of God through this community;

Basic Beliefs

  • God loves each human being.
  • The gospel message of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ is proclaimed through our teaching, preaching, service and personal witness.
  • People grow their relationship with God through worship, study, prayer and each other.
  • Our relevance to this city depends on our willingness to adapt to change as the Holy Spirit directs.

A Space For God In The City's Heart