Kia Ora, 안녕하세요, নমস্কার, Talofa lava and Welcome from our Chair of Elders, Steve Withington.
I’ve been part of this church community for nearly 30 years, and its passion and commitment to Jesus and his kingdom both here in South West Christchurch and in many places abroad continues to inspire me and to shape my life. I love the heart for the poor and marginalised, the local and global engagement with real issues of justice, the seeking of God in worship and teaching and through the Spirit, and the passion to do life together in community and be good neighbours.
Our vision is personal – helping people become life-long followers of Jesus – and yet it is also something we live out together, as we form and grow redemptive communities. We want to support individuals and grow a deep sense of ‘we’. So, our goal is to be faithful followers of Jesus who shape thriving vibrant communities; bringing life and creativity, hope and healing.
Supporting this vision are four values: That we grow in our love for God, our love for each other, for ourselves and the world. We do this together, drawing on each other’s support, prayer, insights, gifts and energy.
In partnership with other churches and groups we seek to live out a deep commitment to global and local mission, to bring positive, Jesus-shaped transformation in our personal lives, and communities; both here and around the world.
Will you join us? Following Jesus in the places we live.