Vision & Focus

Our Vision

To worship God.

To exalt Jesus Christ.

To live & serve in the power and the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 61:1–4

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.”

Our Focus

Jesus first in all we are & do

   exalting Him as Lord; as the second Person of the Trinity

   knowing Him as the Way, the Truth & the Life

   seeking Jesus ahead of knowledge, truth or principles for life

   lifting Him up that He might draw all men to Himself

   living & serving in obedience to Him rather than the expectations & traditions of men

   having His heart for the lost & the hurting in our city

Reaching the lost through

   going out into the streets of Auckland with the true gospel: the gospel that calls the unsaved to repentance for the forgiveness of sins & that leads to genuine new birth in Christ & to transformed lives

 “marketplace” ministries reaching out to the needy in our city, including the poor, the homeless, the widows, the orphans, the prostitutes, the street-kids, the addicts, the sick, our neighbours, our workmates – those God calls us to reach as the Lord opens up opportunities

   prevailing prayer & the conviction of the Holy Spirit

   services where God is moving in salvation

   impacting individuals with the true message of salvation

A Community Church that

   preaches the gospel of Christ

   is the centre for corporate worship & ministry

   is responsible for corporate mission, teaching, prayer & intercession

   provides apostolic leadership & oversight

   encourages & releases ascension gifts & ministries

   encourages, releases & supports “marketplace” ministries (or community-based ministries)

  is moving in signs, wonders & miracles.

The Church's role as God's vessel

   to proclaim, demonstrate & manifest the Kingdom of God
wherever God opens doors

   to fulfill the Great Commission by going into all the world,
making disciples of all nations (missions)

Acts2 Groups (Cell Groups) that

   are relationship-orientated groups of individuals who meet regularly in places like homes & cafes

   provide mutual encouragement & support

   provide for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit in an environment of encouragement & learning

   reach out to the people in our communities in both supernatural & practical ways

Worship as Priority. Worship that

•   is anointed & which touches the heart of God

•   lifts His people up from the natural into the spiritual realm

•   releases the glory of God & the prophetic

•   releases faith, salvation, healing & deliverance

•   inspires the gifts of the Holy Spirit

•   releases the supernatural & miracles

Preaching & Teaching that

   is Christ-centred & prophetic

   holds God’s word as authority

   releases faith in Jesus & which calls for discipleship

Ascension Ministries set in the Church

   the Church will be established on the foundation of Apostles & Prophets

   active role of Apostles, Prophets & Teachers in Church government

   restoration & operation of the ascension ministries in the Church

   to equip the saints for the work of the ministry & for the unity, maturity & growth of the Body of Christ

Commitment to walking with others in the Body of Christ

•   actively praying for other Churches & ministries

•   a unity of the Spirit with those of a similar heart, without compromising truth