VISION & VALUES
'to bring hope healing and freedom to medway through the love of jesus and by the power of the holy spirit'
"Our vision is simply what we feel God called us to Medway for."
The vision is for the whole of Medway. Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and the towns and villages on the Isle of Grain and all surrounding areas, it is for the Universities at Medway and for the whole 280,000 population of differing ages, cultures and backgrounds. Jesus was all about people and our vision is about the people of Medway, but through people following Jesus we long to see Medway transformed - that is the whole of Medway, the schools the hospital, the streets and the institutions. Through the advancement of God's Kingdom in Medway we are hoping to see Medway become a better place to do life.
So how do we do this?
We have been called by God to be a relevant, regionally based church with Jesus at the centre which is outward-focussed and committed to taking risks in order to see lives transformed and to plant further churches.
We value relationships -we love meeting new people and the relationships with those we already know.
We value community – we are passionate to create a community of people who do life together.
We value a ‘come as you are’ attitude – this really means what is say, that you don’t have to ‘believe’ to ‘belong’ to this church and you don’t have to be all sorted out or cleaned up to come along and hang around with us in whatever we are doing.
We value worship – this is the complete expression of worship from singing songs to giving, serving and following Jesus with all our hearts.
We value taking risks – we rely on our faith in God when we take risks and it keeps pushing us forward and outwards.
We value the balance of the Word and Spirit – We love the bible and love to live by it, teach from it and use it as God’s word to guide our lives. We also love the Holy Spirit as a person, and love what He does through us, but we value keeping these in balance, not too much of either.
We value that ‘everyone gets to play.’ – We don’t go in for superstars, and everyone gets to do what Jesus did.
If you are interested in learning more about our vision or values, just come along to something we’re doing, as we express these values in everything we do. We also plan to hold relaxed vision and value evenings just to let people know about more about who we are and why we’re here.