We see all our people new and established Christians growing in their knowledge, love and service of Christ through Sunday services, special events but more importantly through small groups.
We see ourselves being a church of small groups where people model biblical community: a safe place where people love and accept one another. A place where people care, encourage, pastor and serve one another.
We see ourselves equipping, training and helping people to serve Christ effectively in some ministry either within or outside our church. Our aim is to have every member be a minister where ever God places them.
We see ourselves welcoming numerous people into our membership. People who are excited about Jesus and what he is doing in our community.
We see ourselves recruiting and sending out and supporting men and women to be church workers for CESA and the rest of the world.
We see ourselves planting churches all over Gauteng that will in turn plant churches, across a wide demographic range.
We see ourselves continuing as a church that models a passionate dependence on God through prayer.
We see ourselves continuing to be a church that fosters a lifestyle of joyful generosity.
We see ourselves continuing to be a church that models authentic community, both in and outside the church.
We value the Bible as God’s authoritative and accurate word for salvation and service (2 Tim.3:16). Therefore we will strive to teach God’s word with integrity and authority so that unbelievers find Christ and believers mature in their knowledge and walk with Him
We value worship that is authentic and acceptable to God (Rom. 12:1-2). Therefore we desire to acknowledge God’s supreme value and worth in both our personal and corporate lives. We desire to be contemporary in our worship
We value biblical community where people have the opportunity to serve, minister and love one another (Acts 2:44-46). Therefore we ask all our people to commit to and fully participate in small groups where they may exercise their gifts and enjoy community.
We value a grace driven life-style as opposed to a legalistic one (Rom.6:140. Therefore we encourage our people to serve Christ out of hearts of love and gratitude rather than guilt and condemnation.
We value ministry that effectively communicates biblical truth in ways that people understand (1 Chron.12:32). Therefore we will constantly challenge the thinking and beliefs of our culture and submit to biblical truth where our culture contradicts scripture. We will also evaluate our forms and methods, seeking to be relevant so as to be effective for Christ.
We value the lost because God does (Luke 19:10). Therefore we will use every available Christ-honouring means to pursue, win and disciple unbelieving, lost people.
We value giving our very best in service to God because he gave his best -Christ (Col. 3:23-24). Therefore we will seek to honour Him by maintaining a high standard of excellence in all ministries and activities.