Ministry Philosophy

Willingdon Church

Our ministry philosophy is used to provide a framework for ministry, to bring clarity to church family, and to empower members for service.

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Our Ministry Philosophy

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Our Vision

Why we exist:

To know Jesus Christ personally and to carry on His ministry.

What we do every day:

Make disciples of Jesus that make disciples.

Who we are:

An inter-cultural, multi-generational church family in a global city with kingdom impact.


A family on mission with Jesus: Everyone, Every Day, Everywhere.

How we live out our discipleship journey

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Willingdon's 5 E's



We worship God with all that we are

Psalms 99; Habakkuk 2:14; John 4:21-24, 17:3; Acts 2:46-47;
Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 5:18-21; Revelation 5:8-14, 7:9-1


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We share the message of Jesus with joy

Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 4:18-19; John 14:6; Acts 1:8, 4:12, 31; Romans 1:16-17, 10:13-17; 1 Peter 3:15



We offer a home for all people

Acts 2:44-47; John 13:34-35; Ephesians 4:1-6, 25-5:2; Colossians 3:12-17; Hebrews 10:24-25



We grow in our calling and service

Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13; Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; 2:2-5, 14-21; 3:16-4:2; 1 Peter 2:9; 4:10-11



We send wherever God leads

John 20:19-23; Titus 1:5-9; Acts 1:8; 6:1-6; 13:1-3

How We Behave

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Our Values


Core Values

Ministry Philosophy logo: Core values Jesus-Centred: We keep Jesus at the center of our story.
Prayer-Saturated: We pray because it changes everything.
Bible-Based: We teach God’s Word for life transformation.
Kingdom-Oriented: We live for God’s glory, not our own.




Aspirational Values

Ministry Philosophy: Aspirational Values Spirit-Directed: We value obeying God’s leading above all else.
Team-Led: We work collaboratively for maximum impact.
Intentional Relationships: We value connectedness within the church family and beyond.
Effective: We steward resources for kingdom effectiveness.



Character Values

Ministry Philosophy Character Values LogoLove: We serve others with grace and generosity.
Courage: We exercise faith and expect God to work miraculously.
Humility: We humble ourselves before God and one another.
Integrity: We are honest with one another and walk united.