Vision and Values

Vision

Then the LORD answered me: "Write down this vision and clearly inscribe it on tablets, so that a herald may run with it." Habakkuk 2:2


  • To establish God’s people in Egham, Runnymede and beyond, through worship, discipleship and preaching the Word of God without compromise.


  • To see God’s church moving and functioning in power and in strength by enabling individual Christians to fulfil their God-given potential, by using God’s gifts under the anointing and authority of the Holy Spirit.


  • To be a practical expression of God’s love, for the people of Egham & surrounding areas by meeting people's physical, emotional and social needs and by bringing God’s healing and salvation.
Mission

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit" Matthew 28:19



  • Our mission is to fulfill God's vision for our lives by unlocking the potential in ourselves and in those within our community.


  • Our mission is to be God's Hands and Feet in our community by meeting the needs of others whether they be emotional, spiritual, financial or practical needs.


  • Our mission is faith in action and it causes us to be people who are an expression of God’s love for all people.
Values and Beliefs



  • We believe that the whole Bible is the inerrant, written Word of God and is the absolute truth and supreme authority for faith and conduct in our lives. ("Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path." Psalm 119:105)


  • We believe in the one true God who lives eternally as three persons in one — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. ("According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure." 1 Peter 1:2)


  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary, is fully God and fully man yet without sin. That He was crucified, died and was raised back to life on the third day by the power of the Holy Spirit; ascended into Heaven; sits at the Right Hand of God the Father and intercedes for us. ("Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us." Romans 8:34)


  • We believe that in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, that He died in our place, paid the price of our sin and defeated evil, so reconciling us with God. ("But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8)


  • We believe in the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, to judge the living and the dead and to establish a new heaven and new earth. ("I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up His Kingdom." 2 Timothy 4:1)


  • We believe that salvation is found through Jesus alone. ("For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16)


  • We believe in the ministry and the gifts of the Holy Spirit who leads us to repentance unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness. ("But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." Acts 1:8.)


  • We believe that the local church is part of the universal church and that believers are part of a priesthood who have been given life by the Holy Spirit and endowed with the Holy Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promote justice and love. ("But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9)


  • We believe that God is actively interested in our lives. ("For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11.)


  • We believe that being Christian is not a religion but is a lifestyle.


  • We believe in sharing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that all people can come to know Him as Lord, Saviour and Friend. (And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." Mark 16:15)


  • We believe that God has placed spiritual gifts and potential within us and that the fruit of the Spirit will be evident in our lives. ("But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such, there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23)


  • We believe in building relationships and readily submitting to one another in love. ("Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ." Ephesians 5:21)


  • We believe in serving and tithing into the local church to acknowledge God’s ownership of all we have and His grace in giving these things to us. ("Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7)


  • We believe in the love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world. ("For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him, all things hold together." Colossians 1:16-17)


  • We believe in the dignity of all people and that we are made both male and female in God's Image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet we have been corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement. ("So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Genesis 1:27)


  • We believe in the justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ. ("For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law." Romans 3:28)


  • We believe in and uphold the principals of marriage as taught in the Holy Bible. ("And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?  So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” Matthew 19:4-6)


  • We believe in water baptism and baptism with the Holy Spirit. ("I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Mark 1:8)