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First Steps

If you are new to faith, or still searching for answers in Christianity, then why don't you come to our FIRST STEPS course.
This course is four 30 minute sessions spread over 4 weeks and covers the foundational steps of faith.

What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is God's Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the 'new birth' we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

We believe that God intends for us to live holy and fruitful lives as we abide in Christ.

We believe in water baptism by immersion wherein we declare the death of our old life and our resurrected new life in Christ.

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit who empowers us for service.

We believe in the use of spiritual gifts that He freely gives to His Church as He wills.

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.

We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

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core values

As a church, we have sought to define what our core values are and what is truly non-negotiable for us. There are many ways to “to do church”, so methods and styles aside, we seek to establish what is core to our faith and practice. What would we never be willing to do without?

ONE: PRAYER

Prayer declares our dependency upon God. We will always have need of Him.

He is our Source of life. (John 15:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Prayer is essential to our lives as individuals and as a church family.

“Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God’s work.” E.M. Bounds

“I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach.” Charles Spurgeon

TWO: GOD’S WORD

God’s Word, the Bible is alive and powerful. (Hebrews 4:12).

We willingly submit our hearts to the truth of God’s Word. (Psalm 119:33-35)

We accept God’s Word as inerrant and essential for our lives to be built upon. (Matthew 7:24-27)

Popular culture, trends, opinions, political correctness – all come and go, but God’s Word is established forever. (1 Peter 1: 21-25)

THREE: AUTHENTICITY

Integrity in all we say and do. (Philippians 3:17-19)

Honesty and transparency.

Walking in the light. (1 John 1:7)

Being in reality what we appear to be.

Our walk must line up with our talk. (1 Timothy 1:5)

We are not yet perfected, but we must be genuine.

FOUR: THE HOLY SPIRIT

We love His presence and we require His power.

We work with Him and He in turn, works through us. (2 Corinthians 6:1)

We cannot do or be all God calls us to without the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:49)

“Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.” - Corrie Ten Boom

FIVE: MISSION & DISCIPLESHIP

The mission of the church worldwide is to win the lost to Christ and make disciples as He commanded. We don't choose the mission, rather ours is to obey the commission. (Matthew 28:18-20)

Therefore, our mission statement is:

We exist to turn non-Christians into totally committed followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.

At ImagineNations Church we consider bringing the lost to Christ, both home and abroad and helping others to become committed followers – disciples of Jesus Christ, our most important priorities.

 

Discipleship

We truly believe that Jesus can change our hearts and change our lives. Discipleship and obedience to Jesus Christ are at the core of this change. Our mission statement is "We exist to turn non-Christians into totally committed followers of the Lord Jesus Christ."

DELIVER The Gospel to our community and beyond

DEVELOP Believers for works of ministry

DEPLOY Disciples who make disciples

Our ministry endeavours are co-ordinated to work within this strategy and help us fulfil our purpose of reaching the lost and making disciples.

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