Our mission and vision is based on our core beliefs and where God has put us in this world to serve him—both in time and place. He does this so that we may each come to know him, and in knowing him tell others about him by word and lifestyle. This is just how Jesus did things; he called his disciples and then sent them out to tell others about him, in his power and by his authority—for it is God who speaks to each of our hearts to bring us to know him.
Situated as we are in the heart of Holywood’s main street, we firmly believe we have been placed there to reach out to and be of service to our local community, so that others might hear, see and know of God’s great love for them. In words, actions and deeds, our continual desire is therefore to be a family of God’s making, daily growing more and more like Jesus his Son, that others might see God’s love expressed in us and through us and come to believe in him.
A mission is what Jesus calls us to do; a vision is how we see this developing and being achieved. Our purpose is always to bring honour to God the Father, through Jesus his Son and by Holy Spirit; that is, to Glorify God on the High Street, at work and at home, and further afield.
Our motto for many years has been that “we will be a community so like Jesus that we will actively convince others of the reality of God’s love”.
Our stated aim is “To Glorify God on the High Street, win people for Christ, and draw them into a healthy church family”.
In a nutshell, we try to follow Jesus and to let Jesus have the last word on everything.