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VISION MISSION AND VALUES

OUR MISSION

We see our church reaching out to a hurting lost world through the power and the passion of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We see people coming to Christ and embarking on a journey with renewed lives. We see these renewed lives being equipped through training, empowered through opportunity and released to become reproducing disciples of Christ wherever we have opportunity either locally, nationally or internationally.

Peninsula City Church's mission is mandated in Matthew 28: 18 - 20 where Jesus commanded his followers to 'Go and make disciples', under girded by Matthew 22: 37 - 40 to 'love our neighbour as ourselves' being the greatest commandment humanity is to attain in caring for our fellow man as Christ would; and Luke 4: 18 - 19 which directs us to preach and proclaim the living Gospel to our world.   

Out of these convictions our mission statement clearly articulates that:

We actively engage in reaching and renewing people through the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ seeing them equipped, empowered and released as reproducing disciples.

THE VISION

Our vision is multi-generational, stretching us 60 years into the future. We believe in a progressive vision, as such, a multi-generational vision forces us to scope further into the future to ensure we establish the foundations and major milestones of a pathway that reaches beyond this current generation's lifetime.

This vision connects us to our apostolic mandate of working to extend the Kingdom of God throughout the earth. The apostolic thumbprint on our church has always been one of resource and parenthood. Acknowledging these qualities releases us to reach out beyond ourselves to assist in building, parenting and providing resources wherever we have influence or invitation.

Our reach will be determined by the relationships created with other missional organizations, our long term partnerships, strategic church planting opportunities, regional networks, numerical growth within the areas in which we minister, and the quality of our resources.

All of our planning and effort will therefore be to accomplish the long term vision:  To be an apostolic church actively engaging 100,000 people within a 60 year period either directly or indirectly as a resourcing mother church.

We believe that this multi-generational vision will be achieved over a number of generational cycles as we work together to become the people that God can use to achieve such an audacious plan.

PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY

The reason why we behave the way we do as a Christian Church is because of our philosophy of ministry. These are our guiding principles, through which we view all of our decisions in reaching the objective of our mission and vision. They give guidance and direction to the Church, to the leadership and its spheres of ministry.

CORE VALUES

What we're passionate about and deeply believe is reflected through our speech, our behaviour, our financial commitments, our presentation of ourselves, our time and our talents. These behaviours reflect our core values.

These core values form the grid through which we view all of our activity, ministry effectiveness, planning for new ventures, reviewing existing programs, and the atmosphere of our overall presence as a community.  When words cannot express who we are, our behaviour gives away what we really believe.

1. We believe that every person, Christian and non-Christian alike, is valuable to God and to His Kingdom.

Because people are eternally valuable to God, they are to us as well. Responsible evangelism will always be our cause and ongoing discipleship will always be the core of the ministry.
(Matthew 18:14; Matthew 25:45; 2 Peter 3:9)

2. We believe that "doing church as a team" is God's design for effective ministry.

Spirit-empowered serving with the willing hearted involvement of every person is vital to God's plan being accomplished.
(Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Psalm 133:1; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 2:4-9)

3. We believe that a simple presentation of Jesus Christ in creative and relevant ways will impact and transform lives.

Relating to our culture through the arts and contemporary communication while remaining true to the Scriptures is a balance we will always keep. This allows us to present the Gospel in such a way that reaches the heart.
(1 Corinthians 9:22, 23; Acts 17:22-34)

4. We believe, in keeping with the Great Commandment, that every person should commit to a lifestyle of consistent spiritual growth with honest accountability.

A genuine love for God is always the first priority. Every Christian should yearn for continual spiritual growth. Therefore, discipleship through small groups, accountability, and open honesty is critical to maturing in our faith.
(Mark 12:29-31; Acts 2:44-47; 1 Peter 2:2; 1 Timothy 4:7-8; Proverbs 27:17)

5. We believe that every member is a minister who has been given gifts to be discovered, developed, and deployed.

We are a gift-based, volunteer driven church. Each believer will find their greatest joy and fulfillment when serving in their spiritual gifts and passion. Every believer is created for ministry, gifted for ministry, authorized for ministry, and needed for ministry.
(Mark 10:45; Ephesians 2:10; Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12:14-20)

6. We believe that God is worthy of our very best.

Therefore, a growing spirit of excellence should permeate every activity. Not perfection but excellence with consistent evaluation and a willingness to improve for the sake of the Kingdom of God.
(Psalm 78:72; Daniel 5:12; Colossians 3:17; Ecclesiastes 10:10)

7. We believe that genuine love and caring relationships are vital to the life of every endeavor.

Refusing to give audience to a spirit of complaining, we will instead be courageous in solving every problem in a way that honors God and builds biblical character. We value healthy relationships by protecting the unity of the Spirit in our church.
(James 1:2-4; 1 Peter 3:8-12; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a; Romans 16:17; Ephesians 4:3)

8. We believe that the most effective evangelism happens through people inviting people.

We believe that a life will reach a life. Each believer develops genuine relationships with work colleagues, friends and family and extends an invitation to them. Evangelism gets to be a normal, natural lifestyle of winning others to Christ, one by one.
(Proverbs 11:30; John 1:43-45; John 4:28-30)

9. We believe in identifying and training emerging leaders who are fully committed to Christ and who will reach their generation with the Gospel.

God is raising up men and women who will take the baton of godly character, authentic faith, and servant-hearted leadership into the next generation.
(2 Timothy 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:1; Titus 1:5-9; Psalm 78:4; 6-7)