To Glorify God
To Build Authentic Christian Community
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
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.
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)
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)
Making disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ
Acting with compassion
Personal and collective witness
Local and global mission outreach
(Acts 1:8; Romans 10:14-17)
Cnr Chadwick & Oropi Rd
PO Box 9065
Greerton, Tauranga 3142,
phone (+64) 7 578 6971
Ron Raikes - Chairman