We believe God has called our congregation to be
“a tangible display of God’s renewing power.”
In January, 2010, we began a “season of prayerful discernment” in order to discern how God was calling us forward into our next chapter of ministry. For the next 9 months our congregation went through a process of communally praying, learning, and sharing. Out of that came our “Mission” and “Ministry Priorities” statement which was approved by our Council and which we as a congregation covenanted towards in October 2010.
“We are a community called
to be a tangible display of God’s power in Christ Jesus
to bring unity
to all dimensions of human life.”
Having gone through a Ministry Planning Process in Jan. – Sept. 2010, we believe these priorities are for this time in our history. During this season of prayerful discernment we sensed that God was leading us to pay special attention to four general areas of ministry; hence, “ministry priorities.”
In the Fall of 2019 our Leadership met and affirmed our existing Mission and Priorities for our next chapter of ministry together.
As a church community serving New Westminster, Burnaby, and Surrey, as well as other communities globally, at this time in our history we’ve identified these priorities and so strive to be a:
As a tangible display of God’s renewing power, we extend His hospitality by:
Involving ourselves in the lives and needs of one another and our neighbours.
Inviting our neighbours to follow Christ with us.
Warmly embracing one another and our neighbours.
As a tangible display of God’s power to bring unity, we seek to express the rich diversity of God’s family.
As a tangible display of God’s restoring power, we establish ministries that will equip all of us to follow Jesus in every area of life.
As a community dependent on God’s empowering presence, we devote ourselves to communal and individual prayer that delights in His presence and persistently petitions Him to act in our world.