Matthew 5: 14-16
“You are the light of the world, a town on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven”
As Influence Church we believe that we are called to be a light to our world. We are called to build a big Church in small towns. A Church that doesn’t remain hidden but that is active in shining the love of Christ and bringing a positive, God centred, influence to our community.
At Influence Church we exist to build a growing, relevant, family Church, full of life and vision! The vision of our Church is to:
- Love God
- Connect with Others
- Commit to Serve
- Live to Influence
Each statement in our Vision is unpacked below.
We see a Church that is full of people who have been impacted, and are being impacted, by the love of God and the sacrifice that Jesus made. A Church so touched by God’s love and the death and resurrection of Jesus for us that we can’t help but be passionate about our love for God and to see others connected with Him in the same way.
That love is reflected weekly through our corporate worship and Church services but also individually through everyday people being devoted to God and His purposes for our lives.
Connect with Others
We believe relationships are key to everything we achieve in and through Influence Church. First and foremost we believe in having a life changing relationship with God, secondly we believe in the power of relationships with others and the importance of loving people.
Influence Church is committed to establishing and growing inclusive relationships with others whether in our Church or wider community, Christian or non-Christian, organisational or individual. We believe in a Church where connections and community are part of everything we do.
Commit to Serve
Church was never designed to be a spectator sport but a community of believers, committed to advancing the Kingdom of God and influencing the world around them.
We believe in a Church where everyone finds their part and plays it to the best of their ability. A Church where our ‘concerns’ become our actions, where everyone is involved in putting their faith into action through service, whether in the local Church, our local community or the wider world.
Live to Influence
When Jesus said “You are the light of the world” he was speaking to us as a corporate Church but also to every individual Christian! We are each called to be a light for God, to have an influence on the world around us.
Influence Church is passionate about equipping and empowering each and every Christian, regardless of age, gender, experience or background to be a positive influence for God through their lives!