Vision & Values

OUR PURPOSE

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We are a Christ-centred community existing to spread a passion for Jesus Christ in the Anlaby Communities and beyond.

In our recent vision sermon we compared ourselves to a vine (see John 15).

We seek to:

MAKE disciples who make disciples – This is the essential growth function of the vine, the cell-division. We want to help people to grow in their knowledge of the transforming grace of God, that they might live for him in every part of their lives, and in turn help others. Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:2.

SEND disciples to bless the Anlaby Communities – As the vine spreads it bears delicious fruit which benefit many. God called out a people that they might be a blessing to the whole world: We love our community and our city, and we long to be a blessing to them. Genesis 12:3; Galatians 6:10.

RESOURCE mission in West Hull – Think of the vine spreading across a fence, covering the barren surface with life and growth. We seek to work with others to make Jesus Christ known in the Anlaby Communities, in West Hull, and beyond. Matthew 28:18-20; John 3:16.

Listen to more about Our purpose and vision here.

Our Values

We believe that prioritising the first 3 core values will enable us to be effective in our mission, as we put each of our values into action.

Deepen: We believe that God has spoken, and continues to speak by his Spirit through his Word the Bible. We have the privilege of going deeper in our relationship with the living God through biblical preaching, teaching and discipleship.

Depend: '“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit” says the LORD Almighty.' (Zechariah 4:6). We are completely dependent on God to work in our lives - and in the Anlaby Communities - by the power of his Holy Spirit. We express this in our personal and corporate prayer, and acting in His strength rather than our own.

Equip: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others” (1 Peter 4:10). We long for everyone in the church family to be equipped to serve God with the gifts He has given them, in every area of their lives.

Worship: As Christians we have received forgiveness, new life and a new future through Jesus Christ. We are compelled to respond to his love, by the power of the Holy Spirit, in passionate joy and service expressed in every part of our lives.

Serve: We love our Community and our City and we long to serve those in need, as we are able. We also work in partnership with the Anlaby Communities Trust to that end.

Care: Jesus said “By this all people will know you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). We are deeply committed to caring for one another, and those God brings across our path.

Invite: “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” (Psalm 16:11). We want other people to share in the joy we have found in knowing Jesus Christ – and therefore we are committed to inviting others, and helping them find answers to their questions.