Our Local Community
Most of us live in the inner western suburbs of Sydney. This area is characterised by its diversity of cultures, spirituality and religions. High proportions of Anglo-Saxons within the area appreciate contemporary creativity, are keen to address environmental issues, are philosophically left wing and value our Aboriginal heritage. Fundamentalism does not sit comfortably within the post-modern inner west.
“We are a Christian community who believes
that Jesus is the Son of God, who died on the cross and rose again.
Through faith in Him we can be can be forgiven
And put back in relationship with God;
In response we are commanded to follow Him
through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Bible/God’s word has been given to us
To reveal who God is and how he calls us to live.”
Bible verses that resonate with us and support this include:
1 Cor 13; John 3:16; James; Romans 8; 1 Peter 1:3-9; Hebrews 11, 12:1-2; Gal 2:20-21.
God’s word – It is foundational and applicable for all of life and ministry.
Prayer – As individuals and together we seek direction and affirmation through listening, speaking and responding to God.
Celebration – We see worship as an all-encompassing life experience in which we celebrate God’s presence and his promises and develop a sense of immediacy with God in Christ.
Communion – Through the frequent Breaking of Bread we remember often and celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Creativity – We appreciate the creativity of God and value our creative gifts; being open to explore and experiment in our expression of worship and life.
Narrative theology – We value storytelling. These stories reveal the evidence of God at work in our lives. Telling stories and listening to the stories of those who do not yet know Him enriches all of us.
Ecumenical understanding – We seek generous, open-hearted engagement with a wide variety of Christian denominations and faith communities.