200912-WC Ministry Philosophy

Willingdon Church
Ministry Philosophy

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 intercultural, multi-generational church family in a global city with kingdom impact

VISION:

A family where everyone is on mission with Jesus


HOW We Live Out Our Discipleship Journey

Exalt

Exalt

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

Evangelize

Evangelize

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

Engage

Engage

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

Equip

Equip

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

Empower

Empower

We grow in our calling and service

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


 

HOW We Behave

 

Core Values

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

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

Character Values

Love

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.


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