Mission Statment

OUR VISION

Queanbeyan Baptist Church: growing committed disciples of Jesus engaged in our community.

OUR MISSION

Queanbeyan Baptist Church will attract and encourage people to experience the passion of growing in a life in Christ, empowering them for a meaningful ministry within the church and the wider community.

 


 

STATEMENT OF VALUES

Queanbeyan Baptist Church

[VALUES : Guiding principles or standards for ministry (doing) and relationships (being) ]

As a community of God's people, in our life and ministry together, Queanbeyan Baptist Church values:

(1) PRAYER (Ephesians 6:18) 

* expressing our dependence on God- praise, worship, confession, thanksgiving, petition. 

(2) VISION (Acts 16:9-10) 

* seeking and finding a God-given future,
* communicating this vision openly and , 
* fulfilling the vision through faith, in the power of the Holy Spirit. 

(3) STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE (2 Corinthians 8:7)

 * improving the quality with which the church's people, program and facilities are impacting the community. 
* frequent evaluation of programs in the light of our God-given purposes and defined standards.
* reflecting the excellence of God in all that we do.

(4) RELEVANCE (1 Corinthians 9:20-22)

 * presenting the unchanging message of the Gospel in ways which connect powerfully with the real needs of people in our community.

(5) AUTHENTICITY (2 Thessalonians 2:15)

* remaining faithful to God, His Word and to who we are in Christ (integrity).

(6) CHANGE (1 Corinthians 9:20-22)

openness to change as a means of remaining effective and faithful in ministry.

(7) COMMITMENT (1 Corinthians 4:2)

to Christ, his Church and to ministry in Jesus' name.
* loyalty and reliability.
* membership - giving clear explanation of the level of dedication required. Membership is seen as a normal commitment for a disciple
* stewardship - consistent, considered, sacrificial giving of our money, possessions, time and abilities

(8) GROWTH (2 Thessalonians 1:3)

* inner growth in people, in which the Holy Spirit transforms them into the image of Christ.
* the movement of people from the fringe to the core of life and ministry in and through the church.
* programs which result in changed lives.

(9) THE MINISTRY OF ALL BELIEVERS (1 Corinthians 12)

* recognising that God gifts people to do the ministry He has called the church to do.
* encouraging people - to continue in
fruitful ministry using their gifts.
* equipping people - devoting significant
resources to the task of preparing people for the work of ministry in the church and in their Monday to Saturday worlds.
* releasing people for specific projects.
* working together as a team in all
ministries.
* ministry which addresses the whole
person with the love, justice and mercy of God.

(10) EVANGELISM (Acts 1:8; 4:32)

* knowing the people in our community and their needs.
* responding to their needs, and
* seeking opportunities to present Jesus
in word and deed.
* inviting them to become disciples of
Jesus and join the family of God.

(11) LEADERSHIP (1 Timothy 3:1-13)

* all leadership is characterised by humility, sacrificial service, vision and faith.

(12) CHURCH AS COMMUNITY (Acts 2:42-47)

*family- building stronger family and extended family networks, and encouraging and supporting biblical family values.
*
small groups as powerful vehicles of fellowship, pastoral care and spiritual growth.
* relationships characterised by the fruit of the Holy Spirit - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

 


The above values express our commitment to the biblical call to love God with our whole being and to love our neighbours as ourselves.

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