We were made for community. We long for it, chase after it and are shaped by the communities that we are part of.
Establish Church community is a diverse and dynamic group of normal people that are passionate about seeing others Establish the life they were made for.
We believe that we were made for Life in Jesus, Community around Jesus and Mission for Jesus. This shapes who we are and impacts everything we do as we live out the gospel (good news of Jesus) together. Here’s what we believe our community should look like.
Everything we do at Establish Church is centred around Jesus (Christ). Christianity is not about stain glassed windows and rules, it's about a person - Jesus. We believe that being Christ-centred means that we are to be Bible-centred, Spirit Filled, prayerfully dependent and mission driven.
God shows us who Jesus is and what he did for us in the Bible. So we are on about the Bible and live to follow Jesus’ words.
We can only really do this because God gives Christians his Spirit to shine a light on who Jesus is, make us more like him, and equip us to live for Jesus everyday.
We are prayerfully dependent because, God longs to have relationship with us, and gives us prayer as a way of talking to him. He actually invites us to talk to him and rely on him for all things, as he gives us everything; even the breath in our lungs.
We believe the Christian life should be one that is passionate about the things that Jesus was passionate about. That was, that people found life in him. We are driven by this mission too and are shaped by a desire to see 100’s of people find life in him.
Christians are not perfect plastic people. We know we are not there yet, and that real community can be hard. So, we need to be a community of people who are grace filled. As a dynamic and growing community, we need to be slow to judge, quick to forgive, and inclusive. A community that is shaped by love and filled by the grace that God showed us in Jesus at the cross.
We all long for people to be real with us. We crave connection with people that is authentic, and community that is more than skin deep. We believe that community around Jesus, should be that kind of community. For us to be an authentic community, includes being a diverse community. We love the fact that God has made us all different. As an authentic community, we long to see people being themselves, whatever way they have been wired for God’s glory.