Vision 2012 - Part 3


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Vision 2012 - Part 3

  1. 1. Vision 2012 Part 3
  2. 2. Stanley Grenz “… community acts of commitment…”
  3. 3. VCUKI Statement of Faith <ul><li>We believe... </li></ul><ul><li>...that Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the Church: water baptism and the Lord's Supper. </li></ul>
  4. 4. When someone encounters our community in five year’s time, what will be the most obvious thing they see in our behaviour?
  5. 5. Church Culture <ul><li>Culture = </li></ul><ul><li>Shared </li></ul><ul><li>Assumed </li></ul><ul><li>Taken-for Granted </li></ul><ul><li>… .attitudes, behaviour & values </li></ul>
  6. 6. Church Culture Christ-like Attitudes, Behaviour & Values
  7. 7. Church Culture Christ-like Attitudes, Behaviour & Values
  8. 8. Church Culture <ul><li>‘ Religious’ Culture </li></ul><ul><li>… emphasises: </li></ul><ul><li>Visible </li></ul><ul><li>External </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively unimportant </li></ul>The ‘Religious’ Church…
  9. 9. Church Culture Christ-like Attitudes, Behaviour & Values
  10. 10. Church Culture Christ-like Attitudes, Behaviour & Values
  11. 11. Christ-like Attitudes, Behaviour & Values So what are Christ-like attitudes, behaviour & values?
  12. 12. “ A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13: 34-35
  13. 13. So then, when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat, for when you are eating, some of you go ahead with your own private suppers. As a result, one person remains hungry and another gets drunk. Don’t you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God by humiliating those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? Certainly not in this matter! 1 Corinthians 11: 20-22
  14. 14. 19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”   20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. Luke 22: 19-20
  15. 15.   24 A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. 25 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. 26 But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. Luke 22: 24-26
  16. 16. Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. John 13: 3-5
  17. 17. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. John 13: 14-15
  18. 18. So, how are we doing?
  19. 19. In five years’ time…