Our Purpose

Our Purpose is to: Glorify God, Build Authentic Christian Community and Communicate the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Glorify

To Glorify God

Build

To Build Authentic Christian Community

Communicate

To Communicate the Lord Jesus Christ

Ultimately all that we do as a church is to bring glory to God.
(Romans 15:5-9; 1 Corinthians 10:31,32; Ephesians 3:20-21; Philippians 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:17)

The glory of God is our highest motivation. We are His people and have been made alive in Christ to fulfil the ultimate purpose for which we were created, to glorify God, our Creator.

God's church is all about people. People within His church are important to Him and we are to treat each other as His precious and treasured possessions.
(Ephesians 4:16; Titus 2:13,14; 1 Peter 2:9,10)

Everything we do, either as a church or as individual members of GBC, should contribute to building authentic Christian community.
(1 Corinthians 3:12,13; Ephesians 4:16,31,32 1 Thessalonians 5:11)

The Lord Jesus gave specific instructions to his apostles: "Go and make disciples of all nations
(Matthew 28:19,20)

This also, has to be GBC's mandate as it seeks to spread the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The heart of God is mission, and this must be the heartbeat of GBC. We communicate this message of salvation and eternal life, which is available to all through the Lord Jesus Christ.

In practice we do this by…

Worshipping God both individually and collectively;
(Luke 4:8; Ephesians 5:19-21; Acts 2:42)

Reading and studying God's Word, the Bible;
(1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 2:15)

Spending time in prayerful communion with God;
(Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6; 1 Timothy 2:1-8)

Living lives of holiness by God's grace in obedience to Him.
(Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15,16)
In practice we do this by…

Loving and forgiving one another
(John 13:34,35; 1 Corinthians 13; Ephesians 4:31,32)

Caring for and sharing with one another
(Acts 2:44; Romans 12:13; 1 Corinthians 12:25,26; 1 John 3:17,18)

Praying for and encouraging one another
(Hebrews 10:25; James 5:16)
In practice we do this by…

Making disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ
(Matthew 28:19,20)

Acting with compassion
(Mark 8:2)

Personal and collective witness
(Acts 1:8)

Local and global mission outreach
(Acts 1:8; Romans 10:14-17)
All this can only be accomplished by God's grace in the power of His Holy Spirit as we are persistent in prayer.

Our Elders

Ron Raikes
Chairman

Karl Hohneck

Arthur Hudson

Colin McIntosh

Grant Watson
Pastor