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We believe the community called church is a new family. This means we intentionally invite people to become a part of our life together. As well, we foster an environment in which we openly share what is happening in our lives with each other and seek to respond to each other with love and concern. We also seek to be a place of healing for all people (Mark 3:34–35; Acts 2:44–45; James 2:15–17, 5:13–16).
Am I fully participating in this new community called the church?
We believe that mission is the reason for the church’s existence. Scripture describes God’s great mission to redeem and renew all of his creation, particularly humanity. God has called us to participate in that mission, in the power and under the direction of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:18–20; John 20:21; Acts 1:8).
Am I engaging in God’s mission within my sphere of influence?
We believe that Scripture, understood through the person of Jesus, should be at the centre of who we are and what we are to do. By doing this we ensure that we remain kingdom focused (Luke 24:27; 2 Timothy 3:16–17).
Am I truly placing God’s word at the centre of my life and ministry daily?
What we see in the book of Esther is one man planning disaster (death) for many which ends up spelling disaster (death) for him. In the gospels we have many men planning disaster (death) and executing that plan on Jesus. Resurrection happens and the table is turned right side up and there is a place for you there.View Sermon
An entire book of the Bible where God is not mentioned once! This absence is so obvious as to prompt us to look more closely, digging into the circumstances of Esther’s life to discern God at work. How like our own lives, where the presence and work of God are often difficult to notice. Esther can lead us to develop prayer practices that help us grow in daily awareness of God with us.View Sermon
Throughout the story of Esther is the drama of a group of people who were dispersed throughout the 127 provinces but who lived their lives through the lens of a different worldview and whose allegiance was to a different King! How does a minority survive, and is it possible for them to thrive in a cultural context that is so foreign to their hearts and ideals? And what about us, as citizens of the Kingdom of God living in our time and place? In this study we will discover hints, principles, ways and means, to be citizens of the Kingdom—as well as be reminded of the mighty hand of God who ‘turns the tables’ to protect his people and accomplish his will!View Sermon
Mordecai challenges Esther to rise above the limited thinking of her life and position and accept her place in God’s plan for the salvation of the world. This challenge echoes through the ages to us today. Like Esther, do we accept God’s plan for our lives and believe that we can be more than the world says?View Sermon
Here we come to save the day! The hero’s life is about rescuing people from bad situations. We have been called to do the same. The people around us are in peril whether they know it or not and we are called to set them free.View Sermon