An inclusive movement. Luke 10
One which fully accepts, unconditionally loves and offers sanctuary where people can build connection and relationship with God and one another.
Church is a place where inclusion is a reality, not simply a theological debating topic.
All too often, we make the inclusion of others a theoretical conversation. However, real inclusion doesn’t live in the world of theory. It’s difficult to achieve. In fact, the only way for a community to become truly inclusive is for individuals to choose to put Jesus’ mandate into practice, day by day, hour by hour.
An open movement. Matthew 21
A movement that continually goes to the margins to serve others and to support people into healthy, purposeful community and relationships.
Church is a community where everyone is counted in if they choose.
It’s our job to be a community of people who continually seek opportunities to include others, to draw a bigger circles and throw open the doors.
An ‘other-centred’ movement. Matthew 25
A movement that has an expansive vision for local communities and the world and seeks to build the Kingdom of God brick-by-brick.
We’re called to be a movement of people who are centred on Jesus and to live with an open hand not a closed fist – a people who understand that we learn what it means to be fully human as we serve others.
A gracious movement. Galatians 5
One in which people take part in gracious dialogue as we grapple with our understanding of God and the Bible, whilst recognising that our primary responsibility is to love others unconditionally.
Church is a community that recognises we don’t always get it right. Our task is to live out the character traits of Jesus and to be gracious with one another when we fall short.