“a community following Jesus, joining God in the Renewal of all Things”
As a result we are committed to:
“a community following Jesus,
joining God in the Renewal of all Things”
As a result we are committed to:
Prayer that fuels Mission
The most fundamental way we can cooperate with God in seeing His renewal come to our county is through prayer. The prayer Jesus gave us is, in part, ‘Your Kingdom come, Your will be done; on Earth as it is in Heaven.’ The spirit of this prayer is repeated in all sorts of contexts in our community. ‘…in Northamptonshire as it is in Heaven’; ‘…in my town as it is in Heaven’; ‘…in my office as it is in Heaven’; ‘…in my school as it is in Heaven’. As a church family, we are committed to praying for the spiritual renewal of all things, whilst seeking the peace and prosperity of our county (Jeremiah 29:7).
Networks & Neighbourhoods
We want to bring life to Northamptonshire and the surrounding area, so we can see Jesus impact and transform the various spheres where we exist. It could be our workplace, our school, our campus, the street we live on or the people we identify with the most. We want to see a transformation take place as ordinary people plant seeds of the Kingdom in the various communities, networks and neighbourhoods across our county.
APPRENTICESHIP TO JESUS
We want to help ordinary men and women become passionate and effective followers of Jesus. Our aim is to be disciples or apprentices of Jesus that go on to reproduce ourselves in others (Matt 28: 19-20, 1 Cor 11:1). We want to keep the scriptures central to that process and be the kind of people who do what the scriptures say (James 1:22). Apprenticeship to Jesus is about being intentional about what we do, engaging in habits and practices that help us to grow and become more like Him.
We have the opportunity to train and equip individuals who will go and impact the culture around them. We want to release men and women to do the works of the Kingdom right where they are; in business, in education, in healthcare, in the social sector, in politics, in the arts and in media. We aim to raise up those with a passion to transform and release the culture of heaven in our communities, universities, schools, workplaces and neighbourhoods.
Justice & Compassion
God calls us to ‘act justly, love mercy and to walk humbly’ (Micah 6:8) – We are to seek justice and address issues of poverty in our communities. We want to live with open hearts and hands towards the poor, disadvantaged and broken, as we continually look for God-given opportunities to serve those most in need. We recognise the privilege we enjoy (even though most of us would not consider ourselves to be wealthy) and we want to steward that privilege on behalf of others by seeking the good of all people, especially those who are marginalised or without an advocate. We are endeavouring to create a community where “justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” (Amos 5:24).
The Next Generation
Our children and young people aren’t just the church of tomorrow, they are the church of today – but we know what we invest now will bear fruit in the future. We want to have environments where our children and young people can thrive in their pursuit and follower-ship of Jesus. Where they can fall passionately in love with him and discover the cause of his Kingdom for themselves.