Wednesday, 8 June 2016

We wrote down our vision- What do you think?

Churches can spend a long time trying to define their vision. The basic values of our vision have always been at the root of why we do what we do and why we want to do it. I've always been proud of our vision, and I have always loved how we were able to describe it.

Like this...
Yup, I'm talking about the triangle. That's been our vision for a long time, and it continues to be our vision. You might not remember all the words to our vision statement, but I bet you can remember a triangle. It's the one with three sides.

It only made sense that when we spent the last year writing down our hopes and dreams for the Network Church, the three values this represents would come to the front.

Here's what we wrote down. Catch the vision!

The Network Church Vision Statement

We are part of God’s family, committed to expanding God’s Kingdom by:

GLORIFYING God as Lord of this Kingdom: We worship together. We pray and give thanks together. We bring glory to God through our actions. We continually thirst for a closer relationship with God.

GATHERING together as God’s Kingdom: We learn together and from one another. We mentor and follow one another. We take care of and serve one another. We challenge and support one another.

GIVING together to bring God’s Kingdom to the world: We are all ministers to those around us. We care for God’s world through compassionately meeting needs. We act like Jesus acted. We find where God’s working and join in on what He’s doing.

We may have disagreements or differences, but we unite around these three principles to bring God’s Kingdom into our communities and our lives.


If you're interested in seeing how we came to these values, feel free to look these up.

(Galatians 3:26-29; Genesis 1:27-28; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 2:19-22; 2 Chronicles 7:14-16; Exodus 20:1-7; Hebrews 4:14-16; Psalm 76:4; Ephesians 4:11-13; Matthew 18:20; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:9-13; Ephesians 5:21; Mark 12:41-44; James 2:14-17; Matthew 25:35-40; Acts 20:35; Luke 10:1-9; 1 John 3:16-19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; John 17:20-23; Romans 14:17-19; Philippians 2:1-4).

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