Our Vision and Values

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL; SHOWING AND SHARING JESUS

This is Trinity’s new vision - for each person and our church:

  • Jesus said he came so everyone can have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10).  We commit to making this a reality in our daily lives and believe this will be a life-long pursuit.
  • Showing Jesus is about being as much like Jesus in character and all we do (Ephesians 5:1).
  • Sharing Jesus is letting people know about the good news of Jesus.  He tells his followers to do this (Matthew 10, Matthew 28:19).
  • Together showing and sharing Jesus go a long way to living life to the full.

Our Values:

  1. Christ-centred
  2. Community-focused
  3. Compassionate
  4. Courageous

These values describe our heart, our character, our personality.

  • To be Christ-centred is to live each day rooted in and guided by Jesus, to live “in Christ”, belonging to Christ, unified with Christ, to spend time with Jesus, to worship Jesus, to have an ever-deepening relationship of faith with Jesus.
  • To be Community-focused highlights that as a church and individuals are called to be outward looking, listening, serving, loving, being good news, building the Kingdom (and not just inward looking!)
  • To be compassionate is to be Christ-like and to be caring, loving, generous to all and especially identify with the lost, the least and the last.
  • To be courageous is also to be Christ-like and to live our lives wholeheartedly to the glory of God, to bear the cost of our discipleship and to seek reconciliation in the church and the world.

In summary, we:

  • Love God with all our hearts
  • Love each other as ourselves
  • Go and make disciples
  • Live life to the full as Jesus intends

Priority Activities:

We will continue with our on-going activities, which fit in with the following. However, these revised priorities reflect better our current interests and what we believe God is calling us to.  They are also more inclusive but we will need to be discerning in order to do a few things and do them really well:

  1. Fostering new disciples and empowering and nurturing everyone as followers of Jesus.
  2. Responding with love to human need and injustice.
  3. Acting on concerns for God’s creation.

We apply these to:

  • Our whole church family
  • Our local community
  • The wider church and world.

Trinity’s 2018 AGM agreed to these statements. 

 

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