Prayer and Worship:
Prayer, worship, scripture and listening to God are the basis for ministry, growth, innovation and unity within the Fellowship.
Our ministries are whole and integrated. Proclamation, service and fellowship contribute together to our witness. We hold together different dimensions, such as word and action, personal life, professional skills and our contribution to building the church. Each of us combines these in different ways according to our situation, gifts and stages in our life and ministry.
We work to enable individuals to discover and use their call and gifts while ensuring that this is done in an appropriate way. We are open to new ideas, possibilities and ways of working. We are interested in working principles and open processes.
We practice devolved decision-making, enabling those affected by decisions to be involved in the process. We believe this allows us to be responsive to local needs, conditions and opportunities.
We are committed to co-operation with others in reaching common goals through shared vision and values. Partnerships take place at every level within and with those outside the Fellowship. It defines our relationships with churches in both sending and receiving roles.
We aim to grow as disciples and enable others to do the same. Discipleship takes place in the context of relationship and community. Our desire is to enable individuals to fulfil God’s call, grow and use their gifts. Being discipled and discipling others is practiced intentionally.
Believing that all are made in the image of God, we practice participation in leadership, decision-making, strategic planning and pastoral care in all sectors of the Fellowship.
Prioritising the Marginal:
Many factors result in some people having less opportunity to experience the reality of God’s Kingdom rule. These include: geography, wealth, poverty, social status, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, urban or rural living. Our Fellowship emphasises ministry amongst those most marginalised from the gospel of the Kingdom.