‘We love because he first loved us’ 1 John 4:19 NIV
We live in the understanding that a true and living faith in Christ will be accompanied by actions toward others that reflect God's love. Mission refers to the response of the church to Jesus Christ's call to reach out and share the gospel message (i.e. reconciliation with God through Christ's death and resurrection) with those outside the church (the community of believers).
Ministry places emphasis on sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others so they can come to know Him and receive Him as personal Saviour, and also includes ministering to the physical, emotional, mental, vocational, and financial needs of others.
Connect Groups are church ministries that exist to build relationships with the community in Armidale. Connect Groups help us to “connect” with people making friendships of authenticity and care. As people get to know us we are able to show our genuine interest in their lives helping them where we can and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Connect Groups tend to have a focus on a community interest, hobby or need.