Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

Knowing God’s Grace

We believe that God has made himself known in his Son Jesus Christ, through his Word written in the Bible, and as he dwells with us by his Holy Spirit. In response we desire to grow in our relationship with God, we seek to glorify and enjoy Him forever.

Living God’s Grace

We believe that in response to his grace God calls us to be His church in the world. In the power of his Holy Spirit we rely on God in prayer, and we seek to use our gifts to make disciples, to love one another, and to serve our city.

Sharing God’s Grace

We believe that the gospel is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. We long to see many in our city hear the good news of God’s grace in Jesus Christ and have their lives transformed as they repent and believe.

 

Listen to our 2019 Mission and Vision sermon series

View our 2019-2023 Mission & Vision statement

Our 5  year focus: 2019-2023

Maturity – Ephesians 4:13

Encourage the deepening of relationship with God through small group and 1:1 ministry.

Leadership – Ephesians 4:11-12

Continue to appoint and equip staff and others for leadership to meet ministry needs.

Property – Acts 18:10

Upgrade our facilities to meet ministry needs into the future.

Worship – Romans 12:1

Express our delight in Jesus as we gather together, and by our serving, giving, and prayerful dependence.

Pastoral care – Romans 13:8

Disciple everyone by encouraging connection, membership, and care for each other’s faith.

Church – Ephesians 4:4-6

Express our unity as one church by meeting and communicating across our groupings.

Outreach – Ephesians 6:19-20

Actively and prayerfully speak the gospel in our daily lives and through church activities.

Welcoming – 1 Corinthians 12:27

Ensure that everyone is welcomed and incorporated into the life of the church.

Partnership – Colossians 1:6

Link with other gospel-centered ministries for the growth of the Kingdom in our city and beyond.

Our Core Values

  • We value the gospel as ‘the power of God for the salvation of every one who believes’ — the good news that God came to us in his Son, Jesus Christ, that Jesus died for our sins and rose victorious from the tomb, and that consequently we have eternal life through him, if, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we turn to him as our Lord and trust him as our Saviour. We recognise that ‘there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved’.
  • We value the grace of God that gives us salvation when we do not deserve it and could never earn it. In response to that grace we seek to live as God has called us to — with a faith that is shown by holiness, righteousness and love.
  • We value the Bible as God’s reliable, authoritative Word. We value the preaching of that Word. We seek to defend its truth, obey its precepts and submit to its authority over all aspects of our life.
  • We value the Father’s gift of prayer through which the Holy Spirit upholds us and strengthens us in Christ, in all that we do until His return.
  • We value the church, the body of Christ, chosen by God and gathered by Him at St Aidan’s to declare His praises by loving one another and working together to grow in Christ. We value unity in our church, with a diversity of generations, backgrounds, styles and ministries. We recognise that we are one church, gathering as multiple inter-dependent church families.
  • We value making the gospel known to others by sharing the content of the gospel in words and by demonstrating the implications of the gospel in our lives.
  • We value demonstrating love – because God first loved us. In response we seek to love our church family and community through sacrificial, prayerful and practical care. We seek to express God’s love by caring for and welcoming people of all backgrounds and nations.
  • We delight in God and we seek to Glorify Him and enjoy Him forever.