What we see
Our Vision has five main parts to it, and can be summed up pictorially. It was formed during the first few years of the life of the church, and continues to be what Christians Alive seeks to be.
We see a church that is alive, passionate for God and constantly changing and growing; a church which is increasingly radical* in its praying, giving and worship of God, and its obedience to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. (*’radical’ = ‘rooted’)
We see a family in which every member serves each other in love and humility, and every member knows their great worth to God and the family. It is a family in which people of every age, class, ethnicity and life experience find a home.
We see a maturing church, people whose lives are not governed by the patterns of this world but are instead directed by the Word of God and the person of the Holy Spirit; a church where each member is envisioned, equipped and empowered in order to engage effectively with the world.
We see a relevant and effective church, a bold and compassionate people who are a testimony to the reality of the Kingdom of God here and now. We see this happening through each individual, small groups, social action groups and multiple congregations dispersed throughout the community.
We see a church which demonstrates God’s heart for the poor, the hurting and the spiritually lost, both locally and globally; a church which exhibits the Good News of Jesus Christ.
What we believe
We hold orthodox Christian beliefs, as expressed in the Evangelical Alliance’s ‘basis of faith’. We also believe in the function of the five ministry gifts to the church as seen in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, chapter 4, and in God’s Kingdom being both a growing present reality in us and through us, which will only fully come when Jesus Christ returns. http://www.eauk.org/connect/about-us/basis-of-faith.cfm