VISION & VALUES
Watch a video from pastor kirk as he shares our vision & values for connect church in 2021
Our hope is that every person would connect with God personally.
Jesus said the greatest commandment is to worship God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.
Our core value of worship is that a person would grow in their relationship with God and get to know Him better. Our corporate expression of this is our Sunday Services
Worship is the start of the journey of becoming a Disciple of Jesus Christ.
Our hope is that every person would build loving relationships with their family, friends and all people they come across in their daily life.
Jesus said the second commandment is to love your brother as you love yourself.
God is love, and his love is unconditional and never ending.
Our core value of Love is that a person each day can receive and give love in a pure, authentic and real way with all human beings. Our Corporate expression of this is through our Connect groups.
Love is the next part of the journey of becoming a Disciple of Jesus Christ.
Our hope is that every person would make a difference in the world. Jesus said he did not come to be served, but to serve the world, by laying his life down for the salvation of mankind. He put the interest of others above Himself. Our core value of serve is that when a person discovers who God designed them to be, and the purpose God has for them, and they step out and do it, they will be fulfilled as they make a difference and serve someone else.
Our corporate expression of this is through our parternships with Compassion, Loving Birmingham and our many different ministry teams to make Church happen.
Serving the world is the final part of the journey of becoming a Disciple of Jesus, and our hope is that in serving, you become a Disciple Maker.
The Bible is the world’s best-selling book of all time. We believe it is the Word of God. It is total truth and provides us with principles for every area of life.
We believe in One True God. We believe He is alive and wants to have a personal relationship with us. He co-exists in three Persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. While He lived on earth He performed supernatural miracles. He died to take away the sins of the world. He was crucified on a cross, buried in a tomb, was resurrected from the dead and He ascended into heaven. We believe He will return to earth a second time in the future.
We believe man has sinned against God. Adam and Eve were the first humans and were created pure but wilfully broke God's laws. As a result all of us have sinned and need forgiveness.
We believe there is salvation only through faith in Jesus Christ. He died on the cross that our sins may be forgiven. He was buried and after three days He was raised from the dead. Sin and death could not defeat Him.
We believe you must be born again to go to heaven. When you put your trust in Jesus and believe in what He did for you, the Holy Spirit changes you on the inside.
We believe in water baptism, not by sprinkling water on your head but by being fully immersed in water. In this way we follow Jesus' example.
We believe in the Holy Spirit baptism.
We believe the Holy Spirit gives us special gifts. He empowers us and gives us the ability to do what Jesus did here on earth.
We believe we should live holy lives. Through obedience to the principles and teachings in the Bible we can live lives that please God.
We believe in supernatural healing. We pray for the sick because we believe God still works miracles today.
We believe that everyone who has become a Christian should remember Him by regularly participating in communion.
We believe in eternal life and judgement. Those who have committed their lives to following Jesus will spend eternity with Him in heaven. However those who have not will be punished for their sins.