"Throughout the coming ages we will be the visible display of the infinite, limitless riches of His grace and kindness, which was showered upon us in Jesus Christ. For it was only through this wonderful grace that we believed in Him. Nothing we did could ever earn this salvation, not even our faith, for it was the gracious gift from God that brought us to Christ! So no one will ever be able to boast, for salvation is never a reward for good works or human striving, We have become His poetry, a recreated people that will fulfill the destiny He had given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!" Ephesians 2:7-10 (The Passion Translation)
Our goal is to be a people for whom encountering and demonstrating God's love is the reason we live. This vision is fuelled by grace. Grace is how we come to Christ and continually encounter His goodness. And it is by grace we become 'His poetry', people of destiny with a purpose to fulfil.
We want to become our name, so that we are Living Grace - who we are, how we live, what we do.
We want to be so full of Abundant Grace that we reign (Romans 5:17), meaning we enjoy the benefits as heirs of the Father, and also take up our stewardship roles as co-heirs with Christ, bringing the Kingdom of heaven to earth. Freely we receive, freely we give. This means encountering and demonstrating His love. This is our adventure.
Our focus is not on a big church, but on big people. We believe every Christian carries His glory, and we seek to equip everyone to make encountering and demonstrating the love of God the adventure of their lifetime. This does not happen in church services the majority of the time. It happens in workplaces, school playgrounds, shops, houses and cafes. We don't need superstars to occupy pulpits; we need Heroes for Christ who are Living Grace every day in every circumstance.
Our vision is inspired by our heritage, a church born in the 1930's in revival, and shaped by Gods unique, prophetic word to our church body. He has told us that He has 'many thousands in this town', and that He is 're-digging the wells of mission in Northampton'.
So we shape ourselves and equip our hearts to live our adventure for Him in reaching out to The Thousand Ones in our world with demonstrations of His love and power.
For us, being a Christian is not only about theology, though this is vital. It is about experience: confident in Father's goodness and promises, living in the truth of who Jesus Christ is and what He said and demonstrated, and walking in the purity and power of the Holy Spirit.
Our Vision: Making enoucntering and demonstrating the love of God the Adventure of a lifetime
Our Core Values: pursuing Love, pursuing Purity, pursuing Power
Our Core Cultures*: Love, Honour, Empowerment
* Taken from The Cultures in the Leadership Development Course of Global Legacy, a partnership of churches committed to Revival.