Suppose a person knew nothing about Christianity at all. Then, like the character in Cast Away, they spent three years on a deserted island alone with nothing to read but a New Testament. They read that book all the time and then, one day, they are rescued.
If you asked them upon their rescue, what ‘church’ was, do you think they would say: “It’s a place you go and enjoy the show for one hour each week and then walk out the door without speaking to anyone.”
No. They wouldn’t say that because that concept of ‘church’ is not in the New Testament.
Church is not a show. It’s a God-experience. An encounter with the living God. An encounter with love. It’s a connected body of believers powered by the Spirit of God.
In the Bible, the church moved comfortably in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, they loved each other, they served each other and although the church in the New Testament was far from perfect, it was a place where God reigned.
Our Mission is to be a Spirit-powered Family Church. A place where the love of God is shared. A place where people want to go for it. A place that makes God’s Spirit known.