Our Vision, Mission & Values
Our Vision is to know Jesus!
We want to know Jesus for who he truly is. We see this revelation as critical to our effectiveness as believers. The personal and life changing revelation that Peter received from the father, as described in Matthew 16:13, was foundational for the building of the church, the coming of His kingdom and personal victory.
We see Jesus as the once humble and humiliated, incarnate Son of God who because of His obedience, even obedience to death on the cross, is now the glorious King, Ruler and Sovereign of the world, seated at the right hand of the Father (Phil. 2:5-11).
We see Jesus as the reigning King. The one standing amidst the seven golden lamp-stands, one of which is representative of every local church today (Rev. 1:12-16).
We see Jesus as the one being worshipped in heaven as well as on earth.
We see Jesus as Lord over all, One of utter majesty and sovereignty, a Being who sits next to the One encased in unapproachable light (1 Tim. 6:16).
We see Jesus as the lover of His church. (Ephesians 5)
Our Mission is to make Jesus known!
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Matthew 28:18-20
Our Mission therefore is to reach those far from God and to make them into Christ followers.
The way we want to see our mission fulfilled is by being a Healthy, Multiplying, Church on Mission.
Underlying our Vision, Mission and everything we do are the values that we hold very closely to.
The values represent who we are at heart.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us. It tells us all we need to know to live life in this world with and for God. It shows us our place in God’s story, from the creation in Genesis, to the new creation in Revelation. It tells us about life and death, right and wrong, joy and suffering, marriage and work, how to relate to God and people, and everything else. We don’t want to add anything to it, or subtract anything from it. But we want all it has to say.
We believe that God still speaks, acts, moves and works in our world. We believe in the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit that the Bible describes and that these are still given to and used by people in our world today. We also believe that this life and activity of God is a vital part of Church life and involvement. Charismatic believers live in the Spirit, are guided by the Spirit and are empowered by the Spirit to accomplish God’s purposes. We want to hear God’s voice and respond to His leading us forward into all that He has for us as a Church.
At the heart of all we are and all we believe is “Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2v2) – who He is and what He has done for us. The Gospel is the ‘Good News’ of a way to be right with God. Friends! Adopted children! Co-workers! The Gospel is the message for our world separated from God by sin that there is hope and a second chance, found in Jesus’ own death on the cross. The Gospel is the message that shapes our thinking, acting and living. We want the Gospel message to be at the Center of our Church, and every member’s life.
We want to be a Church that is God-centered with our entire lives and fully devoted to Him in all we do. The Greatest Commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength (Mark 12v30), and we want to live lives of devotion in its entirety. We do this by spending frequent time alone with God, where we read and meditate on the scriptures and pray, and then go out and live lives of obedience and purpose. All our time, talents, skills, possessions, money, opportunities and everything we have is His, and we devote our lives fully to Him by holding everything with open hands before God, that He should use as He sees fit.
The Church is a spiritual family that exists together for mission. The Bible gives us a number of metaphors for the Church (a body, an army, a family, a temple, a priesthood and a bride) which help to shape our understanding of what a Church is, and the role that we are to play as members of the Church.
In the Church community, everyone has different gifts and abilities and a role to play to serve the greater. As a community, we meet together regularly, have leadership that take us forward into the purposes of God, share our lives, care for one another, warmly love each other and those visiting with us, and share our faith with the world around us.
6. Making Disciples and Empowering Ministries
Each person has an individual call from God. We see Paul saying that we should live a life worthy of the calling we have received. (Eph 4:1)
7. A Multi-Ethnic & Multi-Generational Church Community
We desire our church to look more like heaven and welcome and celebrate cultural and ethnic diversity as well as multi-generational church. (Rev 5:9, Gal 3:28, Gal 2, Matt 18:1-5)
We want to be a Church that always comes to God in prayer. Jesus says very simply in Mark 11:17; “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’?”
9. Serving and Hospitality
RED. POINT Church has a strong culture of hospitality and service. It wasn’t just something we decided to do, but rather is something strongly rooted in scripture. Paul says in Romans 12:13 - “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” A little later, Paul singles out a man named Gaius who offer’s Paul and the whole Church great hospitality. The apostle Peter also says we should offer one another hospitality with grumbling.
In Matthew 20:28, Jesus says that He did not come to be served, but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many. Our goal is Christlikeness, we therefore all serve by taking on the nature of servants and to give glory to Christ (Philippians 2:7)
In 2 Corinthians 9:11, Paul speaks of the Gospel making us rich so that we can be generous on every occasion. Generosity for us isn’t a think of ‘doing’, but rather the overflow of how the Gospel of Jesus has changed our lives and becomes an overflow into the lives around us.
This is a very brief overview of the vision, mission and values of RED. POINT Church. And while we are not a perfect church we do believe that we are a good church that would be a great community for you to join.